CHENNAI unit of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has urged the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to order further investigation into the bomb blast case at RSS Chennai headquarters and also to take steps for filing Review and /or Curative Petition in the Supreme Court. The appeal was made after the Supreme Court on December 6 acquitted the accuseds in this case on grounds of incomplete investigation by the CBI.
“It is shocking to learn about the acquittal of dreaded terrorists by the Supreme Court on December 6 in the case related to the death of 11 people due to bomb blast at RSS Chennai headquarters on August 8, 1993. The hardcore terrorists can go scot free due to incomplete investigation by the CBI or due to the technicalities. The only ground on which the Supreme Court acquitted the accused is that the CBI failed to prove the source of RDX/PETN, the explosives used in the blast. It is not in dispute that the accused entered into conspiracy, planted bombs and that the 11 people died, several injured in the blast. The whole of the building collapsed. In spite of all this, the prosecution case was not accepted by the Supreme Court,” said Shri MS Rami Reddy, Sanghachalak of Chennai in a letter written to Prime Minister and Home Minister on December 10, copy of which has been sent to CBI Director.
Shri Reddy further said that the RSS fully co-operated the CBI and other investigating agencies; it trusted and hoped that the culprits would be booked and awarded capital punishment for the heinous act. Despite of the fact that the CBI came to know that RDX/PETN was used, its source was not investigated.
“The case is not simply based on circumstantial evidences. The planting of bombs is proved as submitted by the counsel for prosecution before the Supreme Court. There is no discussion of the same in the judgement. People lose confidence on the criminal judicial system when such glaring dastardly acts are left without proper investigation. Several witnesses have deposed about the planting of bombs and commission of the crime, apart from the confessional statements of the accused. Under TADA Act such confessional statements are admissible. There is no discussion about submissions of the learned Senior Counsel for the prosecution with regard to the proof of planting of bombs,” Shri Reddy said in the letter.