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‘Branded Hindu terrorists, killed in police custody, body disposed of as 26/11 victims’

In what could hint at a ghastly and criminal conspiracy to prove “Hindu terrorism” by the UPA government, a police officer who was part of Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) team probing the Malegaon blasts, has claimed that two suspects had been killed and their bodies disposed of in 2008 itself while all these years they were shown as absconding in police records.

The suspects – Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangra – were accused to have planted bombs in Malegaon in September 2008. This is the same case for which Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is currently lodged in jail on charges of conspiracy.

However, if the affidavit of the police inspector Mehboob Mujawar is to be believed, there appears a conspiracy in the other direction. Mehboob, currently suspended from his job, claims that apart from Pragya Thakur, Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangra were taken into custody on the same day. The duo were later taken to Nashik and then to Mumbai, where they were killed in police custody.

Kalsangra is accused of possessing Pragya Thakur’s motorcycle that was allegedly used to carry out the blasts, while Dange is accused of being a conspirator. Both have been considered to be running away from police. Last year, some reports citing police sources suggested that they were spotted in Nepal doing earthquake relief work. But Mehboob claims they were killed in 2008 itself in police custody.

Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Mehboob further claimed that another terror suspect whom he had caught in connection with Malegaon blasts was allowed to go scot free while Pragya Thakur and the aforementioned suspects were arrested. He didn’t name the terror suspect who was allegedly allowed to flee.

The claim about Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangra being killed in custody has been made by Mehboob in an affidavit he submitted to a Solapur court. The most shocking part is the claim that bodies of both of them were passed off as “unidentified victims” of Mumbai terror attacks that took place a couple of months after the alleged custody of Sandeep and Ramji.

“When we checked the pictures of those bodies, there were a lot of similarities with the absconding accused,” Neeraj Gunde, a social activist who advised Mehboob to file the affidavit, told Mumbai Mirror.

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The families of Ramji Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange (inset) called a press conference earlier this week to demand justice

After this sensational disclosure, the families of Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangra are now demanding to know the truth about what happened to their family members. All these years they were told that both the men were on run and the police were clueless about their whereabouts.

50-years-old Laxmibai, wife of Ramji Kalsangra, demanded that at least the mortal remains of her husband should be handed over to her. 80-years-old VK Dange, father of Sandeep Dange, too demanded an impartial inquiry into the entire incident and wanted to know the truth about his son’s disappearance. Both families are residents of Madhya Pradesh.

Now that there is a BJP government in Maharashtra, the families hope that the truth will come out as the earlier government was accused of coining “Hindu terrorism” for political gains. Wife of Ramji Kalsangra is reported to be planning to submit a memorandum to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in this regard.

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