Hindu extremist confesses involvement in Samjhauta Express blast

Jatin Chatterjee alias Swami Aseemanand, a jailed leader of extremist Hindu organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has confessed that he and several Sangh activists have a direct role in Malegaon, Samjhauta Express, Ajmer and Makkah Masjid blasts.

According to Kashmir Media Service, a report published by Press Trust of India said that Aseemanand, 59, admitted involvement of activists and leaders of the extremist organization in several terror attacks on Muslims across India during the last three years.

The report quoting Aseemanand’s statement given before the court said that several preachers of the RSS were directly involved in planning, financing and executing these blasts.

He told to the court that leaders of different Hindu communal organisations including Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Abhinav Bharat, Jai Vande Matram and Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, were also involved in the blasts.

It may be mentioned here that Assemanand was arrested from his hideout in Haridwar on November 19, last year for his involvement in Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad that left nine people dead. His name had also come up during the probe in Malegaon blast of 2008.