Speaking to media persons Congress Maharashtra chief Ashok Chavan alleged that the “Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare had also tried to investigate the Malegaon bomb blast case, but he couldn’t complete it.
The BJP government in Maharashtra may give a clean chit in the Malegaon case too as the Sanatan Sanstha workers are always seen in at the Mantralaya and legislature offices coordinating with the government.
They have free access to the entire government machinery, Ministers and MLAs, Chavan alleged.
After the seizure of explosives and pistols from Sanatan Sanstha member Vaibhav Raut, Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly and Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil alleged on Friday that communal forces had hatched a conspiracy of bomb blasts on Bakra-Id, to create communal riots across the state.
Vikhe Patil and Congress state president Ashok Chavan demanded a ban on outfits like the Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janjagruti Samiti immediately, saying that the BJP-led government in Maharashtra must not protect those who promote violence and terrorism.
Vikhe Patil said Vaibhav Raut was involved in the riots and other offences and explosives were seized from him. Hindu Janjagruti Samiti declared it’s a second part of the Malegaon blasts which proves that, a conspiracy was hatched to create bomb blasts and communal riots.
Role of the organisations like Sanatan Sanstha and HJS were suspicious from day one in the context of murders of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and Gouri Lankesh.” Vikhe Patil asked whether now the State would approach the Union government in order to ban such organisations.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state president Jayant Patil demanded an investigation into the recovery of country-made bombs from the ‘Sanatan Sanstha’ member Vaibhav Raut.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik alleged that Sanatan Sanstha was indulging in terrorist activities and thus the government should ban these organisations.