Malegaon blast: Dayanand Pandey admits his role

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Mumbai, Dec 31: Dayanand Pandey, a Hindu spiritual leader arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast confessed about his involvement said the police here.

Parambir Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police, Anti-Terror Squad said, "Pandey has confessed to his involvement in the Malegaon blast. We have taken all precautions to ensure that his confession is admissible in the court."

Pandey was arrested from Kanpur on Nov 12. Currently he is booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) along with 10 other arrested accused.

Dayanand Pandey has been accused of conspiring with prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt. COl. Purohit to carry out the blast in Malegaon. The blast which occured on Sept 20 killed six people.

OneIndia News (With input from Agencies)

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