Hemant Karkare’s efforts to expose Hindu terrorism vindicated: Seven charge-sheeted

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When Hemant Karkare, the chief of Anti-terror Squad of Mumbai revealed that the Malegaon blast on September 29 2008 which claimed six lives and injured more than 100 was committed by a Hindu organization Abhinav Bharat people were stunned by the revelation of Hindu terror in the country. Sangh Parivar and Shiv Sena castigated the police officer and alleged that he was trying to tarnish the image of Hindu community in the country. However it was a bitter fact and now the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on October 30 framed charges against seven accused.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and a Lieutenant Colonel Purohit and five others are facing trial for murder, abetment and conspiracy under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. It is charged that the organization was formed to trigger bomb blasts and create violence. Pragya Singh and Purohit, an Army officer, were among the key figures of the organization which was formed to avenge Muslims who were allegedly involved in bomb blasts. At that time the police was wont to name Lashkar-e-Taiba and other organizations just hours after the blasts, many Muslims were arrested for their alleged link with these terror organisations. However, it was Hemant Karkare who dug up into the conspiracy and found there is a Hindu terror organization in the country and arrested the accused.

When Hemat Karkare was killed in the terror attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008, it was alleged that Hindu terrorists were behind his killing, but it seemed to be an unsound and untrue theory because it is next to impossible to hedge a conspiracy to coincide with an unexpected terror attack.

Now it is up to the prosecution to make an iron-clad case against the accused because in the past many Hindu terrorists including Asima Anand who was allegedly involved in Mecca Masjid blast were set free due to lack of evidence.

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