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Indresh Kumar

Affiliation: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)
Categories: Most Dangerous
Location: Delhi, India

Indresh Kumar is the senior member, National Executive, Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh. Indresh Kumar is also the patron and the key person of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an organization of RSS.

Kumar played an active role in the 2008 Amarnath stir in Jammu and Kashmir and has spent years coordinating activities of the Sangh Parivar in the region.

Kumar was named as an accused by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2007 Ajmer Blast case in which 3 Muslims were killed and 12 injured. His name cropped up first when Malegaon blasts prime accused Colonel Shrikant Purohit mentioned him during the interrogation.

CBI said that he was part of a meeting held in Jaipur in which six others were present to plan the Ajmer blast.

According to a charge sheet, Indresh’s role was of the mentor – the guiding spirit – who encouraged the hotheads to get affiliated with various religious bodies to complete their “mission” without causing suspicion. They had attended the guesthouse meeting in Jaipur with fake names to “eliminate scope for suspicion.” It was in this meeting that tasks were assigned. While the responsibility for the blast was given to Sunil Joshi (who was later murdered), Lokesh Sharma and Ramji were asked to collect weapons and explosives and carry out recce. Devendra Gupta was responsible for procuring mobile cards using fake identities, and Dange and Joshi were asked to mobilize funds.

“The information with us suggests that the meeting that was held was to plan the Ajmer blasts. We are yet to investigate further into the matter. There were five others in that meeting and once we are able to corroborate all that can we come to a final conclusion,” CBI source told Rediff.

The National. Investigation Agency probed Kumar’s role in several other cases, including the twin Malegaon blasts in 2006 and 2008, the Samjhauta Express blast in 2007, Mecca Masjid blast, but didn’t find any evidence to formally charge him as an accused. All these terror attacks left hundreds of Muslims dead.

Some of his controversial statements:

“They (actors Naseeruddin Shah and Aamir Khan, and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu ) may be good actors but they don’t deserve respect as they are traitors.”

“Jesus was born in a cowshed. That is why they call it the ‘holy cow’. Cow slaughter is banned in Mecca and Medina. We should make it a resolution to rid humanity of this sin. If humanity gets rid of this sin, the society will get rid of this problem (lynching).”

“If you cannot love Bharat then leave Bharat. And, a law should be enacted to punish those who disrespect the country or the national flag.”

“One can pay tributes to Hemant Karkare who died in a terrorist attack, but he cannot be respected (Aatanki hamle me maare gaye Hemant Karkare ko shraddhanjali di ja sakti hai, par unka aadar nahin kiya ja sakta).”