April 27, 2016

India: So Col Purohit was just keeping a tab on hindutva right, was he? a TOI report says a letter has been found ...

The Times of India

NIA finds a 2008 ‘Secret Letter’ by Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit warning of right-wing terror
Rahul Tripathi | ET Bureau | Apr 25, 2016

NEW DELHI: In a fresh twist to the right-wing terror case saga, a 'secret' letter purportedly written by 2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit on October 15, 2008 has fallen into the hands of NIA Investigator. In this, Purohit ironically red flags the emergence of rightwing radical groups to his superiors in Army's Military intelligence wing, warning that this trend could even lead to "communal clashes".

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."

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said the matter is still under probe but senior officials of the agency believe that the 'input' may have been generated as an "afterthought". [. . .]

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