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Malegaon accused claims ATS falsely implicated him

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 5, 2017, 2:13 am IST
Updated : Oct 5, 2017, 2:14 am IST

Sadhvi, Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sudhakr Dwivedi were released by HC recently.

A file picture of the 2008 Malegon blast.
 A file picture of the 2008 Malegon blast.

Mumbai: Sudhakar Chaturvedi, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, alleged that the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) officers had implicated him at the behest of the Congress and the NCP. He further alleged that the government is not launching an inquiry against the three ATS officers who had probed the case.

He further alleged that the ATS had implicated him in a fake army passport case and for possessing a pistol.  

Sadhvi, Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, Sudhakar Chaturvedi and Sudhakr Dwivedi were released by HC recently. “When I was arrested, the Congress-led UPA government, also comprising the NCP, was in power. We were falsely implicated to appease Muslim voters in a bid to prove the theory of saffron terror," alleges Chaturvedi.

When The Asian Age contacted a senior Maharashtra ATS officer about Chaturvedi’s allegations, he said, “I do not want to make any comment about the Malegaon blast case probe. Initially, the probe was with the ATS but was later with other agencies and so it would not be proper for me to comment on it.”

Chaturvedi has also questioned why no inquiry was ordered against an ATS official who was named by the NIA in its supplementary chargesheet for planting RDX at his residence in Deolali near Nashik.

“During my questioning, I was asked questions related to my affiliation with the RSS and its chief Mohan Bhagwat. There were specific questions about Yogi Adityanath. They tried to frame him through me,” Chaturvedi claimed at a press conference in Mumbai.

Tags: malegaon blast, sudhakar chaturvedi