Jaipur: In an application to a court here, alleged mastermind of Ajmer dargah blast, Swamy Aseemanand, on Saturday said that CBI pressurized him to drag the name of Indresh Kumar in the bomb blast.

Taking a U-turn, he added that he has never met Kalim, an accused in the Mecca Masjid blast. And that the story, of his accepting his role in the blast after an interaction with Kalim in jail, is concocted. Aseemanand, in his plea has accused CBI ASP T R Balaji of conspiring and making up the whole story.

In the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, R L Mundu, Aseemanad confessed that he was under pressure from the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and the NIA (National Investigation Agency) to issue statements in Delhi and Panchkula court. According to him, both the investigative agencies threatened to lodge cases against his brother, family and Sabri Dham workers if he did not confess his crime.

 JPN/Bureau