Modi's failure led to Ahmedabad blasts : Cong

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New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) The Congress today charged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with having ignored the inputs given by the Madhya Pradesh police regarding some terrorists operating in his state, and said these militants were among those who were later arrested after the Jaipur and Ahmedabad blasts.

AICC Spokesman Manish Tewari told mediapersons that the synopsis of the interrogation of Safadar Nagori and Amil Parwez, who were arested by the Madhya Pradesh police in March 2008, were given to the Gujarat Government but it did not act on it.

In their statements, Nagori and Parwez had given various names such as Imran Sheikh, Sajid Mansuri, Shahbaz Lekhnau, Simli, Abdul Subhan alias Taukir and Yasin Ahmed. They were later arrested by the Ahmedabad police in connection with the Ahmedabad and Jaipur blasts.

"From this, it is clear that the Ahmedabad blasts could have been avoided had the Modi government acted on the information provided by the Madhya Pradesh police and arrested the persons who were named by Nagori and Parwez," Mr Tewari said.

The Congress statement comes a week after Mr Modi blamed intelligence failure for the serial blasts in the national capital on September 13, while asserting that he had alerted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the plot on the basis of interrogation of some suspects in the state.

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