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Every arrest is backed by evidence: DGP

In a virtual rejection of BJP's charge that Hindu religious leaders were being targeted in Malegaon blast case, Maharashtra Police today said "every arreest made in the case is backed by strong evidence".

india Updated: Nov 15, 2008 23:43 IST

In a virtual rejection of BJP's charge that Hindu religious leaders were being targeted in Malegaon blast case, Maharashtra Police on Saturday said "every arreest made in the case is backed by strong evidence".

"We are disturbed by insinuations made by political parties over investigations into the September 29 Malegaon blast, Maharashtra Police chief AN Roy said.

"We are disturbed by these insinuations... Political parties should allow us to investigate without making such statements," the DGP told NDTV.

"Every arrest made in the case is backed by strong evidence", Roy said adding the probe into the blast, which claimed six lives, is reaching final stages.

Army officer Lt Col P S Purohit, Dayanand Pandey, stated to be a religious leader, and sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a former leader of a saffron group outfit, are among those arrested in connection with the blast being probed by Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).