New Delhi, Nov 17: In a surprise move, the state appointed public prosecutor is now saying that he was misquoted and that he never said that the RDX was pilfered from the Army and used in the Samjhauta Express blast.
The Indian Army insiders point out that Army neither uses nor stores RDX. The explosives used by the Army are TNT and plastic explosives (PEK). Purohit never acquired any expertise in bomb making in the Army. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Lt Col Purohit could have sourced RDX from Army stores, say sources. On Saturday, Nov 13 the same public prosecutor had said in court that Malegaon accused Lt Colonel S Purohit had sourced army RDX for the Samjhauta Express blasts. He made these arguments in court while trying to extend his custody.
The development comes after the Anti-Terrorist Squad began looking at the possibility of Purohit's involvement in the train blasts which killed 68 people.
The blasts took place on February 17, 2007 near Panipat in Haryana.
Initial investigations in the case had said that the perpetrators of the blast could have affiliations with Lashkar-e-Toiba.