Rajasthan ATS arrests another Ajmer blast accused
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Rajasthan ATS arrests another Ajmer blast accused

Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad ATS has arrested another accused, Harshadbhai Solanki, in the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case, said ATS ADG Kapil Garg. Solanki is also wanted in the Best Bakery case.

india Updated: Nov 03, 2010 23:51 IST

The Anti-Terrorist Squad of Rajasthan arrested another suspect in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case who had allegedly played key role in the conspiracy behind the incident in which three persons were killed.

The suspect Harshad Bhai Solanki, alias Munna alias Raj alias Daadhi Bhai, was also involved in the 2002 Best Bakery riot case in Vadodara and had been absconding since 2004.

"He was brought by our team from Gujarat for interrogation and was arrested on November 1," ADG-ATS, Kapil Garg, told reporters here today.

"On the same day, he was produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ajmer, from where he was remanded to police custody till November 9.

Hailing from Vadodara, Gujarat, Solanki came into contact with Sunil Joshi, a suspect in the Ajmer blast case who was murdered in December 2007 in Madhya Pradesh, and was an was an accomplice of him while planning the Dargah blast, Garg said, adding he played important role in preparing the bombs, collecting explosives and other necessary equipments, and packaging of bombs. Garg said Solanki was involved in Best Bakery riot case and was among the four absconding accused out of total 17 since the trial of the case was transferred to Maharastra from Gujarat in 2004.

Garg, however, declined to disclose details regarding Solanki's organizational affiliation, if any.

Asked when senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar, whose name also figures in the chargesheet in connection with the Ajmer blast, will be interrogated, he said any such information could affect the investigation of the case.

The ATS had filed the chargesheet in Dargah blast case before the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Ajmer on October 22 against five persons--Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Chander Shekhar Lave, Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangre (both absconding).

First Published: Nov 03, 2010 18:53 IST