27 September, 2020

‘Purohit Was Supplying Firearms For Money’

Excerpts from the confession statement of the two suspects arrested in the ’08 Malegaon blasts

‘Purohit Was Supplying Firearms For Money’

Sudhakar Dwivedi, Abhinav Bharat

“A meeting was held at Deolali near Nashik in August 2007. Lt Col Purohit, (Sudhakar) Chaturvedi and Maj (retd) Ramesh Upadhyay were present. It was discussed that something should be done during Urs in Panipat because the maximum number of cows are slaughtered there. Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur demanded that Purohit ‘supply explosives’ so that the group could do something against the killing of Hindus. Purohit promised to supply explosives. Chaturvedi took the responsibility of ‘getting two bomb planters’.

“Purohit was supplying firearms for money. One Ashok from Bhopal had got a weapon from him. This Ashok (had) deposited the money in Purohit’s ICICI Bank account. Purohit was also paid Rs 5 lakh for a ‘gun consignment’ in 2008 by a man. I had convinced Purohit to procure bomb-making material as Purohit had not been taking the sadhvi...



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