Published On : Sat, Jul 15th, 2017

Big Expose : UPA planned to implicate Bhagwat in terror network

New Delhi/Nagpur: A shocking revelation about the previous UPA government at the Centre has baffled many political leaders, especially the right wing cadres. A file that stumbled out of the closet was found to have some explosive information about UPA’s intent to trap Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Mohan Bhagwat into Hindu terror network.

A news channel has divulged the sensational details of this file which clearly indicates that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was pushing too hard to target Bhagwat on Hindu terror trail.

Following the violent incidents in Ajmer and Malegaon, the UPA government had coined the “Hindu terror” theory and was pressuring the National Intelligence Agency’s (NIA’s) top bosses to implicate Bhagwat, the news channel revealed.

The notings in files drawn up by NIA suggest that investigation officers – as well as other senior cops – were intending to interrogate Bhagwat for his purported role in Ajmer and other blasts allegedly carried out by Hindu terror organisation Abhinav Bharat. The officers were under direct orders from UPA ministers, including then home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, to secure Bhagwat’s custody for interrogation, Times Now has learnt.

The UPA began to put pressure on NIA after a current affairs magazine, Caravan, carried an interview in February 2014 with Hindu terror suspect, Swami Aseemanand, who was then in Panchkula jail, where he allegedly named Bhagwat as a principal motivator for the attacks.

But NIA chief Sharad Kumar refused to toe the UPA line and question Bhagwat; instead, he sought forensic evaluation of the interview which was recorded on tape. When things did not move on that front, the NIA shelved the case.

Speaking to Times Now about the report, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Government will have to take a view on making this correspondence public but I agree that after this expose, this entire matter should come out in public domain.”