This Article is From Dec 23, 2010

Mecca Masjid blast: CBI questions RSS leader Indresh Kumar

Hyderabad: Just days after WikiLeaks published Rahul Gandhi's reference to the threat of Hindu terror, two men from the saffron brigade are under the scanner.

Pracharak Indresh Kumar was questioned by the CBI today in Delhi, and Aseemanand, a self styled guru, already in CBI custody is being questioned by the National Investigation Agency in Chandigarh.

The lead to Indresh's alleged role in the Mecca Masjid blasts of 2007 came during the CBI's interrogation of Swami Aseemand, arrested last month.

The bomb explosion inside Mecca Masjid during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007 had claimed nine lives while five persons were killed in police firing during clashes that erupted after the blast.

This isn't the first time Indresh Kumar, an engineer by profession, has been implicated.

The Rajasthan Anti-Terror Squad named him in their chargesheet of the 2007 Ajmer blast case as an associate of a key accused RSS man Sunil Joshi. The chargesheet said Indresh presided over a secret meeting held in Jaipur in which all the key conspirators behind the blast had participated.

The CBI has always believed the Ajmer and Mecca blasts were linked and Indresh, according to sources, is that link.

Indresh himself says it is all a political conspiracy. "You have heard what came out in WikiLeaks, so they are just trying to frame me," he said.

The investigators now hope that by questioning both Aseemanand and Indresh, they will unravel the complex trail of right wing terror.