Jihadi terror and Hindu rightwing terror are different: Goa police:
A senior police official who is
investigating the Diwali eve blast carried out by members affiliated
to the Hindu group ......
Blast in Goa:
Goa, the paradise for tourists,
witnessed a bomb kept in a scooter going off on the eve of Divali
(17th Oct 2009) in Margao. It killed Malgonda Patil and seriously
injured Yogesh Naik. Anoth ...
Face of the
Terrorism Exposed At last:
With the investigations
into Malegaon blast advancing rapidly, the hitherto hidden face of the
terror is finally being exposed to the world and the assertion that the
months before they allegedly planned to explode bombs at Diwali
celebrations in Goa on October 16, the Sanatan Sanstha members and
their accomplices are believed to have conducted at least three
successful trial runs in Goa and Maharashtra, reports Indian
were killed when one of the bombs went off prematurely.
According to the report published in Indian Express today,
Goa Police have disclosed this in their application to a local court
opposing the bail plea of Dilip Mangaonkar, the fourth man in their
custody in connection with the blast. Mangaonkar has been named as a
conspirator and is alleged to have been present during the trial
application says that two trials were held on August 25 and 26 on a
hillock in Talaulim in Ponda taluka in South Goa where Mangaonkar
"There were eight people during the trial run including Malgounda Patil and Yogesh Naik, who died in the Margao blast," the
report quoted a senior police officer as saying. "Engineering
student Dhananjay Ashtekar and Vinay Talekar, who planted the bomb
in a truck in Sancaole, was also present."
third trial was conducted a month later in Malgounda's home district
of Sangli in Western Maharashtra, investigators said.
"The trial was
conducted in a forest area in Sangli district near the Maharashtra-Karnataka
border. Ashtekar was present here as well," the officer said.
Malgounda Patil and Yogesh Naik, members of extremist Hindu outfit
Sanatan Sanstha, were killed when a bomb they were alleged to be
carrying to plant in Margao went off prematurely. While two
unexploded bombs were found from near the site of the blast in
Margao, one more was found and defused at a Diwali event in Sancaole
town, 20 km from Margao.
Malgounda Patil died within hours of the blast and Yogesh Naik
succumbed to his injuries days later. Goa police subsequently
arrested 28-yearold Vinay Talekar, who had an MBA in Human Resources
and was working with a local five-star hotel, and an accomplice
Vinayak Patil. Further investigations also led to the arrest of
Dhananjay Ashtekar, who was studying engineering in Kolhapur, and
Dilip Mangaonkar. While Talekar and Vinayak Patil have been accused
of planting the Sancaole bomb, Ashtekar is suspected of helping
assemble the explosives.
Investigators said that Ashtekar is believed to have come into
contact with Malgounda in June when he came to Goa with some friends
and went to the Sanatan headquarters in Ramnathi in Ponda taluka as
he was a Sanatan member. They said Ashtekar helped Sanatan in some
web designing work during his stay at the ashram and came under the
influence of Malgounda, who is accused of being the brain behind the
Prithviraj Hajare, the editor of Sanatan Prabhat, the outfit's
mouthpiece, said he was unaware of Ashtekar's visit to Ramnathi or
his involvement in the alleged conspiracy. Sanatan has said that it
had nothing to do with the bomb blast and would co-operate in the
probe, reported Indian Express.