Investigators expose terrorist activities of Sanatan Sanstha

Mumbai: Anti-national and terrorist activities of Hindutva organisation Sanatan Sanstha have been exposed once again. The organisation has been denying the terror activities however a special investigative team of India Today not only exposed the terror activities of the Hindutva organisation but also exposed the soft attitude of Maharashtra ATS towards the terrorists.

As reported by India today, investigators probing Sanatan Sanstha, the Goa-based organization have revealed that had not the political pressure saved the suspect Sanatan Sanstha from a potential ban nine years ago, Journalist Gauri Lankesh, scholars Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar could have been alive today.

According to investigators, while trying to plant a bomb at Goa’s Margao in 2009, two of the Sanstha’s alleged sadhaks were killed when the bomb exploded prematurely. The duo was planning the attack, to stir communal tensions at Goa’s pre-Diwali Narakasur festival.

Senior police and anti-terrorism squad (ATS) officers, who probed the Sanatan Sanstha for its alleged role in the Margao blast admitted that their investigation was hampered by “political pressure”. He told that he had proposed to ban the outfit but his proposal was rejected. He disclosed that there have been 7-9 cases against them in Maharashtra. He had written in the file that organisations that are disturbing communal disharmony should be shut down.

The team discloses that Amit Degvekar suspect in the murder of Gauri Lankesh in September last year has mentioned his residential address in his voter ID and bank receipts as Sanatan headquarters in Ponda, Goa.

Salim Shaikh, an ATS inspector in Goa also revealed Sanstha had alleged nexus with powerbrokers. He admitted that the family of a powerful politician obstructed a ban on the Sanatan Sanstha. He is quoted by India Today as saying, “All their activities are underground here but they have a lot of active political support.”

CBI investigators suspect that several sadhaks involved in planning the Margao blast in 2009, who are now absconding, are involved in the murders of Lankesh in 2017, Pansare and Kalburgi in 2015 and of Dabholkar in 2013.