January 18, 2014
Pousha Krushna Trutiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
PANAJI: After getting acquittal for Sanatan Sanstha seekers, Sanatan Sanstha on Tuesday targeted former Union home minister P Chidambaram and former home minister of Goa Ravi Naik for implicating their members and Sanstha in the Margao bomb blast case.
Chidambaram wanted to prove Hindu terror while Naik wanted to involve his bete noire, PWD minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar. Sanstha counsel Sanjeev Punalekar said political rivalry between Dhavalikar and Naik was responsible for dragging the name of the Sanstha, so that he can attack Dhavalikar as his wife is a Sanstha member and otherwise “Naik cannot stand in front of Dhavalikar at all”.
Punalekar also said that Chidambaram was in such a hurry to prove his theory of saffron terrorism that instead of permission of a district magistrate required for filing a case for explosives as per the procedure, he himself granted the permission and the court has taken a note of this.
He also said that Chidambaram is known to be one of the best advocates in the country so it cannot be claimed that he did not know the law. His action cannot be considered as a mistake committed inadvertently but it is proved to be a part of the ploy of the ruling party.
Punalekar also said that they will be approaching court for compensation for the Sanatan seekers who have spent four years in custody.
Sanstha spokesperson Sangam Borkar said that few officers from both the investigating agencies, Goa police and later, National Investigating Agency (NIA), misused their power for implicating Sanatan seekers so also Sanatan Sanstha.
Borkar said such “suppression tactics” are very serious and stunning the system of democracy. If agencies meant for protection of citizens indulge in illegal activities, it can lead to anarchy. “The state government and the central government should realize the gravity of the situation and dismiss the concerned police officers who are responsible for the same and legal action should be initiated against them. Sanatan Sanstha is ready to submit names of these responsible officers along with the details of their illegal acts,” Borkar added. Borkar also said that government should immediately stop inquiry of Sanatan seekers as police machinery is “still unnecessary harassing” Sanatan seekers.
Malgonda Patil and Yogesh Naik, Sanatan seekers died in the bomb blast that occurred at Margao on the eve of Diwali on October 16, 2009.