NEW DELHI—Terrorist Aseemanand, who is the main accused in the Samjhauta Express bomb blast case, has made a sensational disclosure in relation to the terrorist organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the central body of all Hindu fanatic groups.
Aseemand made the disclosure in an interview given by him to a magazine. The magazine has quoted Aseemanand as saying that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had sanctioned the 2007 Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid, and Ajmer Dargah blasts.
As per the magazine, Aseemanand had claimed that Bhagwat sanctioned the attacks when he was the RSS general secretary. Bhagwat had specifically told Aseemanand that the attacks should not be linked to the RSS, the magazine report alleged.
Interestingly, a day after the magazine broke the interview, Aseemanand has denied giving any such interview.
The magazine has however stood by its report.
Although, Aseemanand has denied giving any such interview, he has admitted to meeting the magazine’s reporter who he said came disguised as a lawyer.
The magazine had issued a press release and quoted Bhagwat as telling Aseemanand that “it is very important that it be done. But you should not link it to the Sangh”.
As per the magazine, the article was based on a series of interactions held with the blasts’ accused. The magazine yesterday also released audio tapes and transcripts of the interview to prove its claim.
Sangh spokesperson Ram Madhav said this was an attempt to defame the terrorist organisation.
The RSS is best known amongst Sikhs as an infiltration organisation that spies on Sikhs and preaches false doctrine in attempts to turn Sikhs into Hindus.