Let me first bring to your notice the first document drawn up by the ministry of Home Affairs under the UPA on July 20, 2010. It is signed by Mahesh Chandra, special officer internal security, who has concluded that Haryana SIT was convinced that the blast in the Samjhauta Express was a deep conspiracy by anti-national elements hatched in Indore, the base of the student’s Islamic movement of India. A conclusion that was reached after the SIT spent considerable time and resources in Indore co-ordinating with the local police and after conducting raids at several places in Madhya Pradesh.
But for some reason, a day later the process of rejecting the Haryana SIT’s conclusions began to kick in. This file being revealed for the first time is a conclusive proof that even before the NIA got into the picture, there were many officers in the Home Ministry under the UPA who were convinced of the possibility of the involvement of Hindu groups. The noting raises several questions.
The first and the most obvious thing is why was it automatically assumed that Samjhauta blast must be bunched with other cases where the possibility of links to Hindu groups existed?
The second file noting is even more revealing because here the Home Secretary himself has asserted that the Haryana police have reached a “dead end”. The fact that he has chosen to stress on the word dead end is revealing because a plain reading of the special officer’s report makes no mention of this. On the contrary, Mahesh Chandra, special officer internal security, who has carefully concluded that the Haryana SIT was convinced that the blast in the Samjhauta Express was a deep conspiracy by anti-national elements hatched in Indore, the base of the student’s Islamic movement of India.
The obvious question is why the UPA was so moved to declare the Haryana ATS investigation a dead end especially when they were convinced of the Pak based terror group’s role in the blasts.