The NIA should investigate the charges that the RSS leaders were linked with, the CPI-M said on Tuesday.

In an article based on interview given by Aseemanand to 'The Caravan' magazine, raised very serious questions, which require further investigation," the CPI-M said in a statement.

"Aseemanand has revealed his links with the top leaders of the RSS," it said.

Aseemanand is implicated in three terrorist attacks, in which 82 people were killed and is under investigation.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said, he was known to be working in the tribal areas of Gujarat with the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, which is allied with the RSS.

Aseemananda reportedly told the magazine that he was in Gujarat, in Surat in July 2005, That  when Mohan Bhagwat, now the RSS leader, along with Indresh Kumar went to a temple where Aseemanand was living and discussed plans to bomb several Muslim targets around India."

Although the interview has been denied by a legal representative of Aseemanand, the publication has stated that the interview has been taped and all tapes are available.

"In such a situation certain RSS leaders are a threat on national security and integrity, it is essential for the NIA to immediately and urgently investigate the revelations and take appropriate action." Said CPI-M

(Agencies)

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