Jaipur, Apr 3: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) submitted its closure report on Monday in 2007 Ajmer Blast case to the special court giving a clean chit to Sadhvi Pragya and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar.
The special court will not pronounce its judgement on the final report on April 17. The court had earlier acquitted Swami Aseemanand while sentenced other accused to varying jail terms.
The NIA in its closure report said that there was no evidence against these two – Sadhvi Pragya and Indresh Kumar – to continue with the prosecution. Similarly, two of the accused had died.
It may be recalled that the NIA had in its earlier report stated the same facts about lack of evidence against these two prominent accused. But the court had dismissed the report. Two of the accused – Suresh Nair and Ramchandra Kalsangara - are absconding.
The court had asked the chief secretary of Kerala and Indore collector as why contempt proceedings are not initiated against them. Since these absconding accused are natives of Indore and Kerala the court had sought their details. But the court did not receive the details from Kerala and Indore. The court has asked about submitting the progress report on Monday.
The court did not accept the earlier closure report as that was not submitted as per the legal norms and asked the NIA to submit the closure report again on Monday. Now, the NIA submitted its closure report in regard with Sadhvi Pragya and Indresh Kumar and four others.
Last Tuesday, the NIA had sought more time to submit the closure report and the court had granted time up to April 3 which the NIA adhered to. The court had ordered NIA DGP to submit the final report in regard with accused Indresh Kumar, Pragya Singh, Ramesh Gohil, Amit, Samandar and Jayanti Bhai.
There was a charge that in Ajmer Blast case Indresh Kumar conducted a meeting of Hindu activists on October 31, 2005, at Gujarati Samaj Guest House. It was decided in the meeting that retaliatory action would be taken in case of attacks on Hindu religious places.