Malegaon blast accused planning Mohan Bhagwat's assassination: Patil

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Mumbai, Apr 9 (ANI): Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Friday said in the state assembly that his department had ample proof that the Malegaon blast accused made derogatory remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, and hinted that they were planning his assassination.

Patil said the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) squad seized an audio-cassette from a Malegaon blast accused in which derogatory remarks have been made about the RSS chief.

The conversation also had a reference about the use of chemical poison to eliminate a person, which comes much later in the tape.

The Home Minister guaranteed the house that his ministry is looking into the matter with some seriousness and appropriate action would be taken against all those involved in it.

RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav said they came to know about the plot from the media, adding that they also knew this report, which came out almost two years ago.

"We came to know about it from the media. Such reports came out two years ago when the investigating officers said that there was a plot," said Madhav.

"As the RSS chief enjoys security from the government, the government should look into the matter," he added.

Mohan Bhagwat has, however, refused to disclose information about the assassination plot against him. (ANI)

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