Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar and Leader of Opposition in the state council Dhananjay Munde have demanded action against Sanatan Sanstha for threatening India Today journalists.
Both Pawar and Munde took to Twitter demanding action against Sanatan Sanstha for threatening journalists.
India Today in its is exposé titled #SanatanTerrorSanstha revealed facts regarding the role of those accused in the 2008 bomb blasts in Maharashtra but were later acquitted in 2011 by the lower court due to lack of evidence.
Mangesh Dinkar Nikam and Haribhau Krishna Divekar who were arrested for their roles in the the bomb blast case but were acquitted along with two others. Only Ramesh Gadkari and Vikram Bhave were convicted in the case.
However, in the India Today exposé, Nikam and Divekar confessed on camera about providing and planting explosives in the 2008 bomb blasts in Maharashtra.
But after India Today TV aired the tapes, the Sanstha on its website had displayed pictures of India Today journalists labelling them as ‘terrorists’.
Attacking the government for inaction, Ajit Pawar said, “Journalists are being threatened openly, what’s going on in the state? During our regime we had sent a proposal to ban the Sanatan Sanstha , what is the government now waiting for? When will you ban the Sanatan Sanstha?” he demanded.
Leader of opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde too has demanded a ban on the Sanstha citing threats to India Today Special Investigation Team (SIT).
“Journalists exposing the deeds of Sanatan Sanstha are being threatened. People of Maharashtra will deal with the BJP government in the elections, but what about the security of journalists?” Munde questioned.