New Delhi: Home secretary RK Singh on Tuesday backed Sushilkumar Shinde’s ‘saffron terrorism’ remarks saying that the Ministry of Home Affairs have evidence to prove the RSS links in the terror incidents like Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Dargah Sharif blasts.

“We have names of at least 10 persons involved in Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Dargah Sharif blasts who were associated with RSS. We have evidence against them. There are statements of witnesses,” said RK Singh.

Earlier on Sunday, Home Minister Shinde at a Congress meeting in Jaipur had said, "We have got an investigation report that be it the RSS or the BJP, their training camps are promoting Hindu terrorism. We are keeping a strict vigil on all this."

The Minister’s statement sparked a political row and livid BJP sought unconditional apology from him and the Congress Party. Sinde was backed by the many Congress leaders and Ministers of Union Cabinet.

The Home Secretary also made public the names of the ten persons who were allegedly involved in terror attacks and also had links with RSS.

The names given out by Singh included that of Sunil Joshi (dead), who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Ajmer Sharif Dargah blasts. He was an "activist of RSS" in Dewas and Mhow from 1990s to 2003.

Sandeep Dange (absconding), who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif Dargah explosions. He was "RSS pracharak" in Mhow, Indore, Uttarkashi and Sajhapur from 1990s to 2006. The Home Secretary also named Lokesh Sharma (arrested) who was allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Mecca Masjid blasts. He was RSS 'nagar karyavahak' in Deogarh.

Swami Assemanand (arrested), allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif Dargah blasts. He was "associated with RSS wing Vanavashi Kalyan Parishad" in Dang, Gujarat in 1990s to 2007.

Rajender alias Samunder (arrested), allegedly involved in Samjhauta and Mecca Masjid blasts. He was "RSS Varg Vistarak".

Mukesh Vasani (arrested), allegedly involved in Ajmer Sharif Dargah blast. He was an "activist of RSS" in Godhra

Devender Gupta (arrested), allegedly involved in Mecca Masjid blast, was a "RSS pracharak" in Mhow and Indore.

Chandrasekhar Leve (arrested), allegedly involved in Mecca Masjid, was a "RSS pracharak" in Shajhanpur in 2007 Kamal Chouhan (arrested), allegedly involved in Samjhauta and Mecca Masjid explosions was a "RSS activist".

Ramji Kalsangra (absconding), allegedly involved in Samjhauta Express and Mecca Masjid blasts, was a "RSS associate".

(JPN/Agencies)

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