After the arrest of two Gujarat residents in Ajmer blast case, the names of three more Gujarat natives, suspected to have links with the 2002 Gujarat riots, have surfaced.
Investigators believe that the arrest of the trio is crucial to unravel the blast conspiracy.
Harshad Solanki, arrested by Rajastan ATS on November 3, is an accused in the Best Bakery case. Gujarat native Mukesh Vasani was also arrested for being involved in Ajmer case.
Solanki had been acquitted after the first trial but when the Supreme Court ordered re-investigation, he went into hiding in Dewas with three others under the patronage of Sunil Joshi, an RSS zila prachark.
The ATS has noted that at the time of his murder, Joshi was living with a gang of four — Raj, Mehul, Ghanshyam and Ustad. They believe that all four were using fake identities. The four disappeared after Joshi was shot dead in December 2007.
Solanki has revealed that he was using the name Raj. The ATS is trying to find the identities of the other three — Mehul, Ghanshyam and Ustad, believed to be rioters from Gujarat.