KOLKATA 26 Nov 2015: Claiming that the activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been indicted in at least 13 terror cases across India, former Maharashtra inspector general of police S. M Mushrif on Thursday described the BJP’s ideological mentor as India’s number one terrorist organisation.
“RSS activists have been chargesheeted in at least 13 cases of terror acts in where RDX has been used. If organisations like Bajrang Dal are taken into the account, then the number of such cases goes up to 17,” Mushrif said at an event in Kolkata. “The RSS is India’s number one terrorist organisation, there is no doubt on this,” said Mushrif,
Referring to the 2006 and 2008 Malegaon blasts in Maharashtra and 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing in Hyderabad, and the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings among others. Mushrif, however, asserted that “saffron terror” had no demeanor on which party was in power. “The RSS, as a terror organisation has nothing to do with political power. It is insignificant which party is in power. This is the system that is working, it’s the Brahminical system. And when I say Brahminical, it doesn’t mean the Brahmin, it’s the mentality, the attitude to dominate and oppress,” he said. However, Mushrif was not in agree with the view of that intolerance was rising in recent times. “Intolerance has been running on for a long time. There have been many severe bigger incidents earlier, I don’t understand why it is being focused now,” he asked.
Repeated his claims that the Intelligence Bureau masterminded the killing of Hemant Karkare, who was probing the involvement of Hindu radicals in terror acts, during the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, Mushrif called for a people’s movement to establish the truth behind the killing of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad chief. “There is clinching evidence about the Intelligence Bureau involvement but all efforts to establish that have been defeated.
Our efforts to call for an independent probe have always been defeated. Unless there is a massive public movement, this will never be established,” said Mushrif, He claims this sensation in his book “Who Killed Karkare”. Mushrif, along with former Trinamool Lok Sabha member Kabir Suman and national award winning music director. Was speaking at an event to recollect Hemant Karkare’s martyrdom.