RSS leader Indresh Kumar appears before CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday questioned Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar in connection with the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. Kumar, who appeared before the CBI at its office here, alleged that he was being framed in the case and pleaded innocence. “I am sure I will be fully proved innocent,” he said before walking into the CBO office. Nine people were killed in the blast in 2007. Five others were killed in police firing following the blast.
Alleging that it was a ‘political conspiracy by the Congress party’, Kumar said, “I am not aware why they have called me. As a law abiding citizen I have come here to answer whatever question they have.” “I am innocent. I have full faith in the judiciary and the people of my country,” he added. Kumar’s name had appeared in the 2007 Ajmer blast, but he was not among the accused. The charge-sheet had said that Kumar had presided over a secret meeting between the key conspirators in Jaipur. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is an accused in the Malegaon blast case, was also present in the meeting. Swami Aseemanand and Sunil Joshi, who was murdered in 2007, were the brains behind the Ajmer blast, the charge-sheet had stated. Three persons were killed in the 2007 Ajmer blast.