CPI(M) demands NIA probe into Aseemanand’s statements

February 11, 2014 06:00 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 01:55 am IST - New Delhi

CPI(M) on Tuesday demanded a probe by National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the reported statements by Swami Aseemanand, accused in some cases of terror strikes in the country, on his alleged RSS links.

“The explosive material revealed in the article based on interviews given by Aseemanand to a magazine raise very serious questions which require further investigation.

Aseemanand has revealed his links with the top leadership of the RSS while planning the series of terrorist bomb blasts on civilian targets,” the party Polit Bureau said in a statement.

Maintaining that Aseemanand was implicated in three terror attacks in which 82 people were killed and is under investigation in other terror cases too, the CPI(M) said he was known to be working in the tribal areas of Gujarat with the RSS organization — Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram.

“It was here in Gujarat that according to the interview, after an RSS meeting in Surat in July 2005, Mohan Bhagwat, the current RSS chief, along with Indresh Kumar went to a temple in the Dangs where Aseemanand was living and discussed the plan to bomb several Muslim targets around India,” it said.

Observing that though the interview was denied by a legal representative of Aseemanand, the CPI(M) said the publication has stated that the interview has been taped and all tapes were available.

“In such a situation and in view of the grave implications the reported actions of certain RSS leaders have on national security and integrity, it is essential for the NIA, which is presently in-charge of the investigations, to immediately and urgently investigate the revelations made in the interview and take appropriate action the matter,” the CPI(M) said.

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