IN a statement issued from Bengaluru on January 8, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya said the reports, published in the media on January 8 about the confessional statement by Swami Aseemananda, mentioned him as a leader of RSS which is not only incorrect but also misleading and mischievous. He said Swami Aseemananda has never held any post at any level in the RSS.
“The said statement by Aseemananda is full of contradictions which will be contested in the court of law. However the manner in which some of the information was selectively leaked to the media confirms the suspicion about the intentions of the investigating agencies and their masters. It is becoming clearer that their objective is to malign the image of some individuals and organisations and we condemn their designs. RSS has repeatedly made it clear that it neither believes in nor supports any activity involving violence or terror. RSS has always been cooperating with honest investigation conducted with due legal procedure,” the statement said. (FOC)