The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found in its probe
that Hindu extremists linked to RSS used two local Muslim men for
planting bombs on September 08, 2006, a media report claimed.
"The National Investigation Agency
(NIA) is said to have found that Hindu extremists linked to the
RSS, who are suspected in the 2006 Malegaon blast, used two Muslim
men to plant bombs in and around a mosque in the textile town",
The Indian Express claimed in its report published
A series of blasts struck
Malegaon on September 08 in 2006 ahead of Shab-e-Barat, a
Muslim festival when thousands of people were busy offering Friday
prayers at the Hamidia Masjid. Another blast occurred at nearby
Mushawerat chowk few minutes later. 37 people were killed and
more than 300 were injured in the blasts, most of them being
Quoting its sources, the leading
Indian English daily while named one of the planters as Abrar
Ahmed - who later turned approver in the case, it did not name his accomplice
who is believed to be dead.
The report filed by Sukanya
Shetty has been published on the day when the National
Investigation Agency (NIA) is due to submit its progress report in
The Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA)
"Abrar was allegedly purely
motivated by the money offered to carry out the blast, while the
reason for his accomplice to join the conspiracy is still not
clear", The Indian Express Sr Correspondent claimed quoting
"Some of these details are included
in the progress report which the NIA is due to submit in the
Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court
November 04", she claimed.
The MCOCA Court has on October 31
set November 19 as the date for hearing on the bail applications
filed separately by the eight accused and Abrar Ahmed. While eight
accused had filed their bail application on October 01, 2011,
Abrar Ahmed filed the bail plea a few days later.
Local Muslims in Malegaon including
the victims since the day one had maintained that the arrested
Muslim men were innocent. They in fact carried one of the longest
campaign in the history of the town demanding arrest of the actual
perpetrators and release of the innocents.
The 2006 Malegaon blast case was
earlier investigated by the Maharashtra ATS which had
charge-sheeted the nine Muslim youth for allegedly conspiring the
The case was later handed over to the CBI and later to
Earlier, the case took a surprising turn when Swami Aseemanand, allegedly involved in Ajmer, Mecca Masjid and
Samjhuata Express blasts, confessed that Hindu extremists were
behind the 2006 Malegaon blast.