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Police missed Ajmer Sharif bomb planters

Rajesh Ahuja, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 29, 2013
First Published: 01:39 IST(29/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:40 IST(29/4/2013)

Two members of the group which planted bombs at Ajmer Sharif Dargah were stopped at a police check after the October 11, 2007 blast, as they went from Ajmer to Ahmedabad. But call it luck or ignorance that the cops let them go.

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Bhavesh Patel, who was arrested last month by the NIA told investigators that a group of six right wing extremists had gone to Ajmer for the operation.

Bhavesh added that after planting two IEDs, out of which only one exploded and claimed three lives, he and the leader of the group of planters, Suresh Nair, took a bus for Ahmedabad. At a checkpost, four policemen stopped the bus, asked for passengers traveling from Ajmer.

The policemen questioned Bhavesh and Suresh, asking them where they had been in Ajmer, to which Suresh replied, “Dargah Sharif.”The police then searched the duo but found nothing incriminating on them. Thereafter the policemen let all the passengers go.


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