Friday, December 31st, 2010
Popular Front activists stage protest march at Kozhikkode demanding arrest of Suresh Nair
Kozhikkode: Popular Front of India demanded the arrest of Suresh Nair, accused by Rajasthan Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Ajmir blast case. Suresh Nair, hailing from Kerala city of Koyilandi in Kozhikkode district is a leader of RSS and is settled in Gujarat for years. It is said that he has been given shelter in some secret locations under RSS here in Kerala.
To know the whereabouts of Suresh, Rajasthan ATS has already reached Kerala and also the state police are going ahead to nab him on their own.
It is believed that Suresh who was working as Karyavahak (Secretary) in Kheda district of Gujarat had been in touch with state RSS leaders here.
Hundreds of Popular Front activists staged protest march today demanding the early arrest of Suresh Nair and dismantling secret hideout of RSS in the state.
Earlier Rajasthan ATS had found out that it was Suresh Nair along with others ferried explosives to Ajmir from Godhra.
In a big breakthrough in the Ajmir blasts of 2007, The Rajasthan ATS had recovered the vehicle which was used to transport explosives for the blasts at the Ajmir Dargah that killed two people.
ATS sources said Sunil Joshi of the RSS who was allegedly murdered by his co-conspirator Anand Raj Kataria, transported the explosives along with Kataria himself and Harshad Solanki from Indore to Godhra.
The car belongs to Kataria. He had sold off the car after the blasts. The interrogation of Harshad Solanki, in ATS custody since October, helped them trace the car.
From Godhra the explosives were taken by bus to Ajmir by Mukesh, Bhavesh Patel, Sunny, Mehul Kumar and Suresh Nair, all fresh names to have emerged from the Ajmer blasts investigation.
Mukesh is in the custody of the ATS while the search for the rest is on. Like in case of the Hyderabad blasts the fact that the explosives in the Ajmer blasts as well were brought from MP is yet another consolidation to the investigative agencies of the links between these blasts and their perpetrators.
Already the CBI has questioned RSS leader Indresh Kumar in connection with the blasts. The Rajasthan ATS is also set to question Swami Aseemanand, another key accused, after it produces him before the Ajmer court. It is hoping that these fresh leads and the forthcoming interrogation of key suspects will add momentum to the investigations.