CBI reopens Nanded blast case

December 14th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec.14 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to reopen the Nanded bomb blast case.
Talking to reporters on Sunday here, CBI Director Ashwani Kumar said: “We have reopened the Nanded investigations.”
The decision to reopen the case was taken after some leads emerged during the investigations into the Malegaon case in which eleven people, including Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, were arrested.
The CBI has also taken into custody Rakesh Dhawde, one of the accused in the September 29 Malegaon blast.
The agency claim that Rakesh provided arms training to those involved in the Nanded incident.
Dhawde has been remanded in CBI custody for three days. If the need arises, we would move the court to take custody of others also, a senior CBI officer said.
Meanwhile, the CBI has chargesheeted ten people in the Nanded blast case.
The CBI would also try and probe the links of those arrested in the Malegaon case including Lt Colonel Purohit, with the Nanded case.
The Nanded bomb blast took place on the night of April 4 , 2006 allegedly at the residence of Laxman Rajkondwar, an RSS worker.
Rajkondwar’’s son Naresh and Himanshu Panse, besides VHP activists were killed while allegedly assembling a bomb.
The agency had filed a chargesheet on March 15, this year against ten people which included Sanjay Chowdhury, Yogesh Deshpande, Maruti Wagah, Gunniraj Thakur and Mahesh Pandey, allegedly associated with the Bajrang Dal, besides the two who were killed. (ANI)

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