UPA tried to frame Yogi, Bhagwat in Malegaon blast case claims accused
The anti terror squad (ATS) tried to frame both Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat in the Malegaon 2008 blasts case, an accused claimed.
Sudhakar Chaturvedi, an accused in the case said that the ATS had tried to falsely implicate innocents in the case.
Chaturvedi, recently released on bail after nine years, alleged Hindu activists were framed in the case by the then Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra in a bid to prove the theory of saffron terror "to appease Muslim voters".
"The investigators wanted to know from me about the profile of Yogi and his organisation Hindu Yuva Vahini . The way they repeatedly questioned me about Yogi indicated that he was their main target, and they wanted to frame a prominent saffron-clad personality in the case," Chaturvedi told reporters.
The ATS wanted to know my connection with the RSS and its leader. In custody, I was subject to torture worse than third degree along with the other co-accused, he also said.