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2008 Malegaon blasts: Kin of missing accused seek high level probe

Kin of Ramjee Kalsangra, one of the absconding accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case who according to a suspended ATS officer was falsely shown as “alive” though “dead” by high ranking officials, today demanded a high level inquiry into the “revelation”.

In a sensational claim, Mehboob Mujawar, suspended in connection with the Arms Act and criminal intimidation, had told a Solapur court in August that Kalsangra and co-accused Sandeep Dange are in fact “dead” but falsely shown as “alive” by high ranking police officers.

The application was filed by Mujawar before a magistrate court in Solapur in August. “Government should thoroughly investigate Mujawar’s revelation and find out who were the guilty officers.

“Photographs of two dead bodies are being circulated with this regard. But, I cannot 100 per cent say that one of them is of my missing brother. I don’t have any evidence to prove that he has been eliminated,” said Ramjee’s brother Shivnarayan Kalsangra. His remarks came amid reports attributed to Mujawar that the duo were killed in custody.

Incidentally, Shivanarayan was earlier arrested for three years in the blats case before given a clean chit by National Investigation Agency.

Ramjee’s wife Lakshmibai, son Devavrat and Shivnarayan came to Mumbai from Madhya Pradesh and addressed reporters today.

Lakshmibai said, “Whoever is guilty in this case must be punished” while Devavrat demanded that “guilty police officials must be hanged till death.”

They said a high-level inquiry should be ordered into Mujawar’s claims and guilty be punished.

Ramswaroop, brother of another suspect in the blasts case Dilip Patidar who has been missing since last eight years, and Dilip Nahar who was taken into custody for 20 days before given clean chit by NIA, were also present at the presser.

Their lawyer Prashant Maggu demanded that Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis should order an investigation into Mujawar’s claims and “deliver justice to these families.” “Suspended ATS officer Mujawar had revealed in his affidavit that ATS eliminated Kalsangra and Dange in custody by ATS officers and their bodies were disposed of by falsely calling them as unrecognised victims of 26/11 terror attack,” he alleged.

“After this revelation it is proved that the agencies like ATS were used for political gains,” he said.

Maggu further said that 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case was “fully fabricated and politically motivated by previous state and Central governments.”

He claimed that Mujawar had written a letter to state DGP office, but the then government didn’t take any action.