Ajmer blast case: CBI arrests 'mastermind' Swami Asimanand in Haridwar

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Haridwar, Nov 19 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took into its custody Swami Asimanand, who is believed to be the mastermind of the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast, here on Friday.

It has been reported that Asimanand is a close aide of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Colonel Srikant Purohit, the main accused in Malegaon blasts case.

He had been absconding ever since Sadhvi Pragya Thakur was arrested for her alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast case.

The Rajasthan Anti Terrorist Squad detained Lokesh Sharma on May 14, after arresting two others, Chandrashekhar Borad and Devendra Gupta, on April 29 in connection with the blast.

A small bomb had exploded just after evening prayers on October 11, 2007, at the famed Sufi shrine, resulting in the deaths of three and injuries to 17 others. (ANI)

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