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Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara on Wednesday blamed senior cultists for the deadly March 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway system, saying he never discussed it with anyone.

Testifying before the Tokyo District Court, Asahara said Yoshihiro Inoue, the cult’s former intelligence chief, must have devised the plan for the attack, which killed 12 people and injured thousands, and discussed it with the late senior cultist Hideo Murai.

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