Swami Aseemanand, key accused arrested in Ajmer and other blasts,
in a sensational statement in front of has confessed the role he
and other Hindutva terrorists played in 2006 Malegaon blast and
Samjhauta Express blasts.
According to the latest issue of
Tehelka - the fortnightly English magazine, Swami Aseemannad
has given his confessional statement in front of a Magistrate in
New Delhi and admitted RSS Pracharaks' role in executing blasts at
various places including 2006 Malegaon blast and the blast in
"It was not Muslim boys but a team
of RSS pracharaks who exploded bombs in Malegaon in 2006 and 2008,
on the Samjhauta Express in 2007, in Ajmer Sharif in 2007 and
Mecca Masjid in 2007", Asish Khetan of Tehleka has quoted Swami
Aseemannad as telling in his confessional statement.
Tehelka claims that the
42-page confessional statement of the Swami is in its possession.
32 people had been killed and more
than 300 people had been injured when a series of blasts struck
Malegaon on September 08 in 2006 ahead of Shab-e-Barat, a
Muslim festival when thousands of people were busy in offering
Friday prayers in a mosque.
As was the customary for the
investigating agencies during those days, the blast was
immediately blamed on Muslim youth. Later on, police arrested the
Muslim youth one by one who are still in jail. Ironically one of
the accused who is in jail and has been chargesheeted as one of
the planters, was some 600 kms away from Malegaon when the blast
occurred on September 8, 2006.
Moreover, Abrar Ahmed, one of the
accused, who later became approver but turned hostile, in an
affidavit filled in the court claimed that the arrested Muslim
youth are innocent and were framed in the blast case.
Swami Aseemanand's confessional
statement, the copy of which Tehelka claims to be having in
its possession, is another blow to the prosecution.
In a curious twist, however, in one
of those inexplicable human experiences that no one can account
for, according to Aseemanand, it was an encounter with one of
these jailed Muslim boys that triggered a momentous emotional
transformation in him, forcing him to confront his conscience and
According to Tehelka, this is
what Aseemanand told the judge:
“Sir, when I was lodged in
Chanchalguda district jail in Hyderabad, one of my co-inmates was
Kaleem. During my interaction with Kaleem I learnt that he was
previously arrested in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast case and he had
to spend about oneand- a-half years in prison. During my stay in
jail, Kaleem helped me a lot and used to serve me by bringing
water, food, etc for me. I was very moved by Kaleem’s good conduct
and my conscience asked me to do prayschit (penance) by making a
confessional statement so that real culprits can be punished and
no innocent has to suffer.”