Mangaluru, June 19: The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in the coastal district has considered the arrest of close associate of Naresh Shenoy, key accused in RTI activist Vinayak Baliga murder case, Shrikanth very seriously.
Shrikanth's arrest was made official on Saturday, June 18. But he was in the police custody from over five days, a police source divulged. He is the co-accused in Baliga murder case.
The top sources in the RSS has confirmed to OneIndia that organisation has issued strong verbal stricture to all of its members including the BJP to distance Naresh and his associates, who are running helter-skelter to save Shenoy.
Besides, with the term of BJP General Secretary, Mangaluru South, Vedavyas Kamath coming to closure, the party has already popped-up red signal on continuation of second term for Kamath.
The sources in the Sangh Parivar tell "the organisation has considered the arrest of Shrikanth very seriously." The reports in the media, hot persuasion of the case by the cops and Naresh's continuation of hiding has forced the RSS to issue this oral stricture to the members of RSS and BJP.
The stricture issued to the members said the members (of Dakshina Kannada) must not display solidarity with Naresh Shenoy and his associates, both in open and in secret. However, RSS may take actions against those violate the instructions, sources added.
However, some members of the BJP and RSS has blatantly ignored this. Among them who allegedly did not bothered to heed are, Dakshina Kannada, MP (Member of Parliament) Nalin Kumar Kateel and RSS Samparka Pramukh, Prakash P S. Despite order, these two from the Sangh Parivar and the BJP have continued their moral support to accused Naresh Shenoy.
The sources say, the RSS has closely watching the movements of these two. If required the RSS top heads in Dakshina Kannada would send a detailed report on these two to higher rung to quell their alleged acts.