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Mecca blast: CBI to quiz RSS leader Indresh

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to question on Thursday top RSS leader Indresh Kumar in connection with his role in the three-year-old Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad.

The central investigating agency had on Tuesday asked Indresh Kumar to appear for questioning in the case.

The notice, which was served at the RSS headquarters in Jhandewalan, New Delhi, was issued under section 160 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which empowers an investigating agency to summon any person who is witness to or acquainted with circumstances or facts of a case under probe.

Kumar has been an RSS central working committee member since 2007.

RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav confirmed that Kumar has been summoned by the central investigating agency and assured that Kumar would cooperate with the CBI sleuths.

The premier investigative agency’s move to question the influential Sangh leader comes a month after Naba Kumar Sarkar, popularly known as Swami Asimanand, was arrested from Haridwar.

Asimanand is believed to have divulged crucial information on the larger conspiracy of the Hindutva terror, which the CBI is working on to unravel the entire plot in Hyderabad blast case.

The Rajastjan ATS had already named Kumar in the chargesheet filed in a Jaipur court on October 22.

The chargesheet said that the senior RSS leader, towards the end of October or early November, 2005, addressed a secret conclave in Jaipur which was attended by seven suspected terrorists.

Lokesh Sharma, Ramji Kalsangre, Sandeep Dange, Shivam Dhakad, Samandar and Pragya Singh Thakur – an accused in the Malegaon blast – were invited to Jaipur on October 31, 2005 by RSS office bearer Sunil Joshi.

Joshi was found murdered in mysterious circumstances in Dewas on December 29, 2007.

However, Indresh Kumar had so far denied all allegations against him as “politically motivated”.

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