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Dayanand Pandey's explosive revelations

November 22, 2008
In a stunning revelation, self-styled godman Dayanand Pandey, who was arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast case, has revealed during his narco-analysis test that the entire operation was undertaken to avenge the death of Sunil Joshi, the man to whom sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, another accused in the case, sold her motorcycle to.(That motorcycle was used in the blast, while Joshi was allegedly killed by Students Islamic Movement of India activists)

Pandey was brought down to Bengaluru and subjected to a narco analysis test at the Bowring Hospital on Friday. The test was conducted by the Forensic Sciences Laboratory officials in Bengaluru and the Mumbai Anti Terrorist Squad.

After being administered the truth serum, Pandey revealed that the Malegaon operation was masterminded by sadhvi Pragya Singh. Pandey termed Joshi as the sadhvi's closest friend and added that she was very upset with his death. Pragya, according to Pandey, was furious with members of the SIMI, who she suspected were behind the 'killing' of Sunil Joshi in Indore.

Image: File photo of Swami Amritanand alias Dayanand Pandey, who was arrested in Kanpur by the ATS for his alleged role in the Malegaon blast.
Text: Vicky Nanjappa | Photograph: PTI Photo

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