Against The Stereotype
- The Sept 29 Malegaon blast killed 6, injured 90
- Tipoff led Maharashtra ATS to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, two ex-servicemen, others
- MoD has permitted the investigation of a Lt Col of the AEC
- ATS is probing if RDX used in the blast came from army depot
Hindu bombs to counter Islamic terrorism? The idea did apparently hold some appeal for a group of young activists led by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. She and her associates are now in the custody of Maharashtra's anti-terrorism squad (ATS) for allegedly planting an RDX-laden bomb on a motorcycle parked outside the sealed SIMI office in Malegaon, northern Maharashtra, on September 29. The blast, a day before Id, killed six people and injured 90.
A month on, the investigations are heading in a direction hitherto untaken. They point to those with associations, past or present, with the Sangh parivar,...