The Special Investigation Team has conducted raids in various places in connection with the Gauri Lankesh probe. Raids were conducted at the offices of the Sanathan Sanstha at both Bengaluru and Goa.
In the killing of Gauri Lankesh, a debate has once again cropped up. This time whether it is related to the killings of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi.
The police are on the look out for one Rudra Patil who is believed to be the mastermind in the killings of rationalists, Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and Professor M M Kalburgi. Patil according to the police is a member of the Sanathan Sanstha. The Sanathan Sansthan is a Hindu organization and while some term it as violent, the organization denies the allegations.
Goa is probably the most preferred tourist destination in the world. However the Indian security agencies today are a worried lot as this popular destination is soon becoming a battle ground for terror activities.
A blast in Margao in the year 2009 led the investigators to probe the activities of some right wing groups. While that probe continues and is under the jurisdiction of the National Investigation Agency, the Central Intelligence Agencies have warned of a new base that is being set up by the Indian Mujahideen. Continue reading “Goa- Terror groups battle for religious supremacy”
The Maharashtra government conveyed a strong message when it stated that it proposes to act tough on right wing terror. In a recently filed affidavit before the Bombay High Court it indicated that it had recommended to the Union Government to ban Sanathan Sanstha under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Continue reading “Right wing terror vs state of Maharashtra”
The two youth from Belthangady who were questioned by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) have decided to move the state Human Rights Commission alleging harassment- both physical and mental. It is also alleged that the officials of the NIA had harassed members of their family.
At a press conference in Mangalore, a member of the Sanathan Sanstha N Madhava informed the media that the duo were harassed mentally and physically by a team of the NIA. We would move the state Human Rights Commission alleging harassment, he also informed while adding that the family members of theirs’ too were harassed.
The youth who were questioned by the NIA happen to be related to a person by the name Jayaprakash alias Anna, a resident of Puttur. He has a reward of Rs 25000 on his head and is said to be a player in the Malegaon case. His role has also been probed in the Goa blast case and today the NIA is looking to see if the two cases had any connection and whether they were inter-linked.
The NIA has been trying to elicit more information on Anna who is a resident of H. No. 2-116, Balthia House, Nooji balthilap Post-Puttur, Dakshin Kannada, Puttur 574221 Mangalore. The name of this person also figures in the most wanted list put out by the NIA. He has been termed as a proclaimed offender by the NIA.
The NIA by questioning the two youth were trying to gather more information on Anna who they believed was in touch with them. It is said that both the youth who are brothers were living with Anna in Goa and hence they could know about his whereabouts. It is also said that Anna had married a relative of the two youth and that is how they are connected.
While investigations are still on, the investigators have not found any link as of now between the blasts and the two youth. It appears that they were only trying to get information on Anna and his whereabouts.
Jayaprakash is said to be a member of Sanathan Sanstha which has been blamed for the Goa blasts case. The NIA which is seeking clues into the various blasts allegedly carried out by Hindu extremists is also trying to find a link with the Goa blasts case. Abhay Vartak the chief of the Sanathan Sanstha however denied any link. When asked about Anna and his association with the organisation, he said he is not aware of this person.
Two persons have been picked up from Belthangady in Mangalore in connection with the Malegaon and Goa blast case. It is learnt that the two persons belonging to the Sanathan Sanstha were reportedly picked for questioning for their alleged role in the Malegaon and Goa blast case.
Sources informed that the two persons picked up are Vinay and Uday. However details regarding their alleged role in the case has not been elaborated as yet by the investigators. The duo have been taken by the investigating agencies for further questioning.
A team of the investigating agency had gathered information based on the questioning of the other accused in the case and picked up the duo from Belthangady at 5. PM on Monday. However the duo appear to be low ranking operatives in the case, but it is hoped they would throw more light on the rest of the absconders and also the case.
The NIA which is probing the case would however have to get into their fold Ramji kalsanghra, Sandeep Dange and Suresh Nair in order to complete investigation.
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