Lt Col Purohit will join the Army again and his posting will be issued after the Army headquarters gets a copy of the Court order. He will then be posted to one of the Army units. After nine years in prison, Lt Col Shrikant Purohit got bail from the Supreme Court. He was “Allegedly” the key accused along with Sadhvi Pragya Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon bombing case, in which seven people were killed. Within a month of the arrests of Purohit and Thakur, Hemant Karkare, head of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which was investigating the Malegaon attack, was killed by Pakistani terrorists in Mumbai on 26/11, throwing the probe out of gear. The alleged involvement of several right wing extremists resulted in the case turning intensely political.
The apex court said there were “material contradictions” in the charge sheets filed by the Anti-Terrorist Squad, Mumbai and the National Investigating Agency, which are required to be tested at the time of trial, and it cannot pick or choose one version over the other. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and Abhay Mohan Sapre, while taking note of variations in the charge sheets filed by ATS Mumbai and NIA, said that fresh ground for consideration of Purohit’s bail plea was made out. Holding that the “grant or denial is regulated, to a large extent, by the facts and circumstances of each particular case,” it said but the “right to bail is not to be denied merely because of the sentiments of the community being against the accused.”
But shocking was the interview of Lt. Col Purohit with News X. A man full of honour and pride was tortured to the level to make a confession that he was involved in the “2008 Malegaon bombing case”.
Lt. Col Purohit makes some shocking revelation which involved Pakistan, Dawood Ibrahim, Terrorist Network & Fake currency syndicate:
- Dawood was in Mumbai in 2005
- He was acting as pivot between Naxals & ISI
- Terrorists were accompanied by politicians in cars “Beaconed” cars.
- Fake currency Syndicate.
Let me take you back in time:
- December 22, 2000 Terrorist attack on Red Fort – 3 Dead 14 Injured
- October 1, 2001 – J & K Assembly Bombing – 38 Dead
- December 13, 2001 – Indian Parliament Attack – 7 Dead 18 Injured
- 2002: jaunpur Train crash, Raghunathan Temple (Twice – March 27 & November 22), Rafiganj Train wreck, Mumbai Bus Bombing, Kurnool Train Crash, Akshardham
- 2003 : It gets even deadlier and Mumbai is the target
2004-2008: India sees numerous terrorist attacks including Delhi Bombing leaving 70 dead and more than 250 injured, Jaipur 63 dead and 200 injured, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Agartala, Imphal, and then they started targeting Holi places to create wider divide. Varanasi in March7, 2006 and Mecca Masjid May 18,2007.
Remember the movie “A Wednesday” 2008. Yes! That was the mood in the country and we were scared going out in train, bus, and even in temples & Mosque. This created huge pressure on the government to take action and we all knew from where it was coming. “Pakistan”
As Zia-Ul-Haq called it war of thousand cuts and we were indeed bleeding. United States of America was in Afghanistan fighting against Taliban (A land locked country) and access to it goes through Pakistan. Thus Pakistan was very important for United States and government of India was unable to make it a case to them. Also, acting unilaterally required resoluteness and leadership at that time was weak in decision making.
I am using the term “weak” with due consideration. The decision making wasn’t with the Prime Minister and to make a unilateral decision to teach a rogue nation a lesson required mighty decision making calibre like Indira Gandhi (1971, Emergency), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Pokharan 2 & Kargil) and Narendra Modi (Operation Ginger).
Final nail in the coffin was “Mumbai Terrorist Attack”. Do think it this way 10 terrorists get inside your financial capital with A47, RDX, IDE and Grenades and kill 166 innocent people and injured more than 600… What was that? Wasn’t it an act of war??
- Training was done in Pakistan.
- Terrorists were Pakistani.
- Planning was done in Pakistan.
- Lakhvi & LeT are Pakistani.
Had it been United States you would have seen B1 lancers and F22 raptors above Islamabad and USS Nimitz in Karachi. So then UPA government had task in hand and they had two ways to deal with it.
- Accept it that Pakistan is winning this covert war.
- Teach Pakistan a lesson.
But Innovative P Chidambaram had different plans. Plan was executed in three stages
- Coining the term “Saffron Terrorism” so Terrorism had religion now.
- Maligning Army “Lt. Colonel Prohit” and creating a divide so you and I should not listen to Army veterans who often voice concerns.
- Shifting the focus from the terrorist attacks to “Saffron Terror”.
Now let’s connect the dots here:
Government was under pressure and it was a weak “Leadership”. Left parties were part of UPA I collation. As per “War of thousand cuts” the Naxalites are major weapon for Pakistan and Left are Naxalite sympathisers and to operate they need money. But neither Naxalites make weapons nor do they run industries so funds have to come from outside and in this case from Pakistan. Pakistani economy is on ventilator with debt and cannot fund terrorist directly thus they need “Fake Currency Syndicate” and Dawood Ibrahim had the much-needed network. This fake currency business is mouth-watering for the politicians too as it doesn’t have huge immediate effect other than inflation.
Printing of notes was done in Pakistan and because of “De La Reu” connection the quality was almost original alike. The way to bring in the fake currency to India is Kashmir, Bengal & Nepal. Thus separatist leaders and terrorist are part of this industry and “Terrorists in Red beaconed cars” can be understood. Naxalites are usually used for political mileage and when needed they are chopped like Cuscuta reflexa popularly known as “Amar Bel” in India but not completely overthrown. One example of chopping was “Operation Green Hunt” and 285 Naxals were killed in 2010 after left parties were out of coalition due to Indo-US civil Nuclear deal. Operation involved Drones & MI 17 V5.
Things were going fine till “Mumbai Terrorist Attack 2008” and government was under huge pressure to respond to Pakistanis and to divert the anger they came up with “Saffron Terror”. Highly decorated officer “Lt. Colonel Purohit” was in this trap.
With this newly invented term Saffron Terror not only helped them in diverting the anger from Pakistan to likes of Pragya Thakur, RSS, and VHP but also victory in 2009 general election.