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Aseemanand in Rajasthan ATS custody

india Updated: Jan 22, 2011 20:46 IST
HT Correspondent

The Rajasthan anti-terrorism squad (ATS) on Saturday took into custody Swami Aseemanand, a key accused in the 2007 Ajmer bomb blasts. His remand is till February 5.

The agency produced the swami in the court of judicial magistrate Vikram Singh, who sent him to ATS custody. Swami Aseemanand had been brought from the Ambala jail in Haryana.

An ATS officer said Aseemanand would be quizzed in connection with the attack at the Ajmer dargah of 12th century sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

In its charge sheet filed in October last year, the ATS named Aseemanand as the mastermind behind the blast, which killed three persons and injured 15.

A CBI team had arrested Aseemanand in November last year. He was then sent to judicial custody in Hyderabad and later re-arrested by the National Investigation Agency in the Samjhauta Express blast case.