Jhabua blast: Absconding prime accused is a BJP leader

The Madhya Pradesh government is yet to nab the prime accused in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua explosion that killed more than 90 and left several injure. It has been more than 72 hours and the prime accused Rajendra Kasawa, owner of the shop where the explosives were stored, remains on the run.

Now it’s no more a secret why the Madhya Pradesh’s Shivraj Chouhan government, also involved in the Vyapam scam, fails in nabbing Rajendra Kasawa in Jhabua explosion as he is not only attached to the ruling BJP but also an active member of RSS.

Interestingly, till now eight SIT teams have failed to track him that gives fresh ammunition to the main opposition Congress party to attack the Chouhan government. The party was quick to allege that Kasawa is enjoying the patronage of the BJP.

“Rajendra Kasawa is a member of the BJP,” said Arun Yadav, a Congress leader to a news channel.

After SIT failed, Chief Minister Chouhan takes a U turn and announces a cash award of Rs 1 lakh who informs the whereabouts of the absconding prime accused.

However, eye witnesses claimed that after the explosion, Kasawa had opened the shutter of his store and flee with his family.

Even a Hindi news portal, Bhopal Samachar, published a photo of Rajendra Kasawa in Khaki shorts, (uniform of RSS) taking part in outfit’s drill.

According to Bhopal Samachar, Rajendra Kasawa, is not only BJP leader but also works for RSS. Kasawa the man ‘most wanted’ for explosion resulting more than 90 deaths in injuring over 100 at Petlawad town in Jhabua district of MP, had secured license from the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) notwithstanding the fact that he was under constant police surveillance for smuggling of explosives for the last 3 decades.

While police and PESO officials keep blaming each other. Sources in the intelligence department said Kasawa was first arrested by Jhabua police for illegal possession of explosives 34 years ago.

A series of explosions ripped through a restaurant on Saturday morning as labourers and children ate their breakfast, destroying the diner and nearby buildings and sending debris hurtling into the street where travelers queued for buses in the morning rush hour.

(By MM Special Correspondent)