Sanathan Sanstha mem­bers grilled

The Asian Age - - Nation - M. G. CHETAN

SIT of­fi­cials have ques­tioned around 15 peo­ple, in­clud­ing mem­bers of the Sanatan Sanstha, which is un­der po­lice radar for years now, in jour­nal­ist Gauri Lankesh’s mur­der case in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Sources privy to the de­vel­op­ment said that an SIT team is al­ready in Goa, where Sanatan Sanstha’s Ashram is head­quar­tered, while an­other team is in Mum­bai. “The team has al­ready vis­ited the Ashram and SIT of­fi­cials have spo­ken to the Sanstha mem­bers. They have gath­ered de­tails re­quired for the probe. Sim­i­larly, an­other team is in Mum­bai to ques­tion some mem­bers of the Sanstha,” an of­fi­cial said.

As the bal­lis­tic re­port sug­gested that the mech­a­nism of crime and the weapons used in the mur­ders of ra­tio­nal­ists Govind Pansare, Naren­dra Dab­holkar, Dr. M.M. Kal­burgi and Gauri Lankesh had strik­ing sim­i­lar­i­ties, the SIT is in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether the right wing Hindu group has any links to Gauri’s mur­der.

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