Sensational revelation by Ajmer blast accused Bhavesh Patel
In a shocking turn of events, one of the accused of 2007 Ajmer Blast Case Bhavesh Patel alleged that some senior Congress leaders including Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, Minister of State for Home RPN Singh, and others pressurised him to falsely name the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Shri Mohan Bhagwat and senior RSS leader Shri Indresh Kumar in the blast case. He even alleged his life is in danger, as some senior NIA officials are pressurising and beating him inhumanly. On September 26, he named Union Ministers Kapil Sibal and Rajiv Shukla also, that after being made accused in this case he met both of them.
Bhavesh Patel was arrested in March this year from Noida in connection with the Ajmer blast case. In a written petition submitted to the NIA court, he has revealed that Acharya Pramod Krishnan of Moradabad arranged his meeting with Digvijay Singh in November 2012 in Krishnan’s Ashram. Digvijay Singh told him “not to worry” and “do as he says”. Patel claimed that later Krishnan arranged his meetings with RPN Singh and Jaiswal and that he (Patel) was taken to “some place” in Delhi where Shinde met him.
“Sushil Kumar Shinde told me when you are brought to the court, you have to name Mohan Bhagwat and Indresh Kumar and you have to say that you engineered the blast in Ajmer Dargah as per their directions,” Patel alleged. Bhavesh also said that he did not falsely accused Shri Bhagwat or Shri Indresh Kumar “as my conscience did not allow me”.
The allegations made by Bhavesh are quite serious. According to him NIA officials took his signatures on blank papers when he was arrested. He was shifted to Alwar Central Jail from Jaipur Central Jail without court orders. He went on a hunger strike to protest against the inhuman behaviour of jail authorities; hence he had to be admitted to SMS Hospital of Jaipur. On September 16 he wasn’t allowed by guard in-charge to hand over his written plea to his advocate to be submitted to the court. Later on that night he was beaten by police authorities, so in protest he refused taking any medicines and had to be admitted in ICU. On September 20 Court had to issue orders that Bhavesh should be allowed to submit any written application and that his medical report to be submitted to the court.
Speaking on it, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Shri Ram Madhav asked for an unbiased probe in this case and said that RSS has been saying that there is a deep conspiracy going on to malign Hindu organisations and particularly RSS.
While responding to these allegations Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde rejected them and said “I do not know any Bhavesh Patel. I have never met him. If someone takes my name, what can I do?” Similarly Shri RPN Singh also denied all the allegations terming them as baseless. Acharya Pramod Krishnan also denied that he had any role in arranging meetings of Patel with the said Congress leaders. But Patel seems to be steadfast on his stand and allegations as he repeated them in the court on Thursday September 26.
From recent developments it is clear that the story of so-called ‘saffron terrorism’ is turning murkier by each passing day. From last few years UPA Government seems to be hell bent to prove that Hindu organisations and particularly RSS is patronising terrorist activities in the country. But if the allegations of Bhavesh Patel are to be believed then it’s clear that UPA government is out on a vicious campaign to malign RSS and other nationalist Hindu organisations and that the so called ‘Saffron Terror’ is nothing but a brainchild of UPA.