அமெரிக்காவால் கைது செய்யப்பட்டிருக்கும் ஹேட்லி என்ற ஜிலானி என்ற பாகிஸ்தான் உளவாளி சம்ஜவுத்தா எக்ஸ்பிரஸில் குண்டுவைக்க்கும் திட்டத்தில் இருந்தார் என்று அவரது மனைவி வாக்குமூலம் அளித்திருக்கிறார்
Headley hand in Samjhauta blast?
June 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM
S Rajagopalan | Washington
Pakistani-American terror operative David Headley's former Moroccan wife suspected his involvement in the Samjhauta Express bombings as well, that killed 68 people near Panipat in February 2007 21 months before the Mumbai attacks took place.
It has now been revealed that Faiza Outalha, one of Headley's ex-wives, conveyed her suspicions about his hand in the Samjhauta bombings during a meeting with US officials in Islamabad in April 2008. During the meeting, she also disclosed Headley had been assigned a “special mission” and had both US and Pakistani passports.
This was one more warning — one of at least five about Headley — that the US agencies failed to pursue, reports ProPublica, the US's independent investigative news organisation, on the basis of information gathered from officials privy to an ongoing intelligence review of warnings on Headley that were not acted upon.
Last month, ProPublica first reported about the warnings conveyed by another Headley ex-wife, an American, to the FBI back in 2005 about his being an active militant, training in Pakistan with Lashkar-e-Tayyeba. The New York Times followed it up with warnings from Outalha that were passed on to US officials in Islamabad in December 2007.
The paper, however, did not report about Headley's suspected involvement in the Samjhauta bombings that figured at Outalha's subsequent meeting in April 2008. This detail has surfaced only now as part of the review ordered by the director of National Intelligence.
According to an official, Outalha "felt she had been innocently used in an express train bombing". Her allegations connected Headley to Lashkar and, for the first time, to a terrorist attack.
Significantly, the review has reportedly found that allegations about Headley's extremist ties began as far back as October 2001 and were "more numerous and specific than previously disclosed".
Officials have been quoted as saying that in the seven years in which leads accumulated, Headley was not questioned or placed on a terror watch list. It was in July 2009 that the US Treasury Department accused a chief coordinator for Lashkar of playing a central role in the Samjhauta train bombing, but no link to Headley was disclosed.
"It's a black eye," a senior anti-terror official told ProPublica, noting officials failed to connect the dots between the separate tips.
"The problem is the information system. New York didn't know about Philadelphia. Islamabad didn't know about Philadelphia or New York."
Headley, the son of a former Pakistani diplomat and a white American woman, was finally arrested only in October 2009. He has since confessed to his role in the Mumbai attacks under a plea bargain agreement. He is still to be sentenced.
Samjhauta blast plot thickens!
11 January 2011
Last Saturday, Swami Aseemanand’s lawyer alleged that his client had confessed to his role in the Samjhauta Express bomb blast under police duress. Is this believable? Can our civilised police actually put a devout Hindu swami under duress? Swami Aseemanand himself had a different version to explain his confession. Aseemanand in prison was befriended by a young Muslim, Kaleem, who was wrongfully arrested for his involvement in the Mecca Masjid blast case. But Aseemanand knew that Hindu extremists were behind the blasts. Kaleem’s plight made Aseemanand very remorseful. Overnight he was converted from a rabid Hindu communalist into a loving secularist. Overcome by secular emotion, he confessed. Doesn’t this version appear to be more believable?
However, there is a slight complication. It transpires that the US Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent David Coleman Headley’s wife, Faiza Outalha, reported to US investigators in Islamabad that Headley had a hand in the Samjhauta Express bombings. The New York Times reported these warnings from Outalha that were passed on to US officials in Islamabad in December 2007. This detail is now part of the US National Intelligence review ordered by its director. According to an American official Outalha “felt she had been innocently used in an express train bombing”. She connected Headley and Lashkar to the Samjhauta attack. This indicates that Pakistan and Lashkar carried out the Samjhauta attack. The UN banned Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba for attacking the Samjhauta Express.
So who is speaking the truth and who is lying? Was the Samjhauta Express attack carried out by Lashkar or by Hindu terrorists? Perhaps both speak the truth! In that event Jihadi and Hindu terrorists jointly attacked the Samjhauta Express. That would mean that CIA and FBI which controlled Headley, ISI which controls Lashkar, and RSS which controls Hindu terrorists, are jointly spreading terrorism in India . Fortunately the razor sharp mind of Mr Digvijay Singh seems to be already probing this angle. Ironically, where circumstantial evidence clearly suggested Hindu terrorists the authorities remained silent, such as the Godhra train fire.
Mr Digvijay Singh recently endorsed at a book launch RSS ka Shadyantra, written by Mr Aziz Burney. The book states that 26/11 was a conspiracy hatched jointly by the RSS, Mossad and CIA. Mr Burney described Mr Singh to the media as a “like-minded person”. He reportedly said: “When two like-minded people talk, you can’t say who has influenced whom, but yes, we both benefit from each other.” Doubtless Mr Singh will get to the bottom of the truth about terrorism in India. There is still a long way to go of course. As yet the roles of MI6, remnants of the defunct KGB and Chinese Intelligence in the Samjhauta Express blast have not been uncovered. But the plot thickens. Watch this space.
ஆனால், காங்கிரஸ் அரசு அசீமானந்தா இந்த சம்ஜவுதா எக்ஸ்பிரஸில் குண்டு வைத்தார் என்று சொல்கிறது.
..Aseemanand insists he is innocent in Samjhauta blasts
By Indo Asian News Service | IANS – 7 hours ago
.....Panchkula (Haryana), July 18 (IANS) Hindu activist Swami Assemanand, arrested by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for his involvement in the Samjhauta Express blasts case, Monday reiterated that he was innocent and the NIA has no proof against him.
'I am innocent. NIA has no proof against me and this arrest is illegal. This is a conspiracy to implicate me. They are torturing and creating pressure on me to give wrong statements,' Assemanand told reporters outside a local court here Monday.
Assemanand and another accused, Lokesh Sharma, were presented to the court of NIA Special Judge Subhash Mehla Monday in the Samjhauta Express blast case -- in which 68 people were killed near Panipat town in Haryana in February 2007.
Earlier June 20, the NIA had filed its charge sheet against Aseemanand and four others -- Lokesh Sharma, Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalasangra and Sunil Joshi, who is now dead.
The charge sheet said that Aseemanand was the mastermind of the blasts and instigated others to carry out the terrorist act. Dange and Kalasangra have been declared proclaimed offenders in the case as are currently on the run and untraced so far.
'NIA has submitted some documents in support of the charge sheet in the court today. NIA lawyer told the court that they will submit more documents to strengthen their case during the next hearing,' Manveer Singh Rathi, lawyer of Aseemanand, told IANS.
'NIA said they are collecting documentary proofs against Sadhvi Pragya and other people and those proofs will be produced before the court during the next hearing,' he added.
The next hearing is slated for Aug 17.
Aseemanand, a member of the Hindu group Abhinav Bharat, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Nov 19 last year from Haridwar in Uttarakhand for his alleged role in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad in which 14 people were killed.
The NIA had questioned Aseemanand about his role in the Samjhauta Express blasts Feb 18, 2007, at Diwana village near the industrial town of Panipat, 160 km from here.
The bombing took place in two coaches of the Samjhauta Express, a peace train between India and Pakistan.
The train was going from Delhi to Attari, the last station on the Indian side on the border with Pakistan in Punjab. The passengers were to board the train to Lahore in Pakistan the next day -- Feb 19. The victims of this bombing were mainly Pakistanis.