Malegaon blast: NIA found secret letter by accused Purohit warning of right wing terror

, 12:57 PM IST

In a fresh twist to right wing terrorists involved in 2008 Malegaon blast accused , NIA Investigator has found a ‘secret’ letter purportedly written by the accused Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit on October 15, 2008 warning of Hindu terrorism.

In this letter, Purohit ironically warns of right wing terrorism saying that this trend could even lead to “communal clashes”.

“Subversion in an organization like RSS would facilitate actions like one which took place in Gujarat/Malegaon and would further lead to communal clashes which would in turn facilitate fifth columnist, SIMI/IM activists and supporters to go all out in action oriented activities. It may lead to many separatist movements and blame would go onto organization like RSS,” letter reads.

The letter, which has been accessed by ET, was sent a couple of weeks after the second Malegaon blasts. Here Purohit refers to “An A-2 source”, who has “provided some valuable information with regard to the right-wing activities in Maharashtra and Gujarat.”

However the NIA said that the matter is still under probe but senior officials of the agency believe that the ‘input’ may have been generated as an “afterthought”.

It is to be noted that seven people were killed when two bombs fitted on a motorcycle exploded on September 29, 2008. Lt Col Purohit was arrested along with along with Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and nine others.
They were charged with plotting the blasts as part of a pro-Hindu group.