Kalburgi murder: Karnataka cops want dossier on Sanatan Sanstha

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New Delhi, Sept 26: The Karnataka police probing the death of Professor M M Kalburgi are likely to ask for a dossier that was prepared in Maharashtra on the Sanatan Sanstha.

The dossier that was prepared by the Maharashtra police runs into 1,000 pages and has details on some members of the Sanatan including Rudra Patil who has been named as the mastermind in the murder of the rationalists.

Kalburgi murder: Cops want dossier

The dossier which was prepared four years back was submitted to the Union Government in the wake of demands seeking a ban on the Sanatan. However the Union Government never acted on it and no decision to ban the Sanatan was taken. The contention of the government was that a ban cannot be imposed on an entire organization if some of the members have indulged in criminal activities.

What the dossier states?

The 1,000 page dossier does not blame the entire organization for criminal activities. It however states that there is a fringe group within the Sanatan which is indulging in criminal activities. It states that Rudra Patil may be the head of this fringe group.

Further the dossier also lists out details of some of the offences committed by the members. It states that these fringe groups are particularly strong in the areas of Pune, Goa, Kolhapur, Sangli and Karnataka. The dossier also states that members of this fringe element had carried out blasts at Magao, Panvel and also Thane.

No ban on Sanatan:

Various representations that were made to ban the Sanatan were rejected by the governments or the files not acted upon. Recently when a demand to ban the organization was made the Goa Chief Minister made it categorically clear that for the acts of some members the entire organization cannot be banned.

The Sanatan too has termed the allegations against it as baseless. Abhay Vartak the spokesperson of the organization tells OneIndia that these demands for bans are only part of a conspiracy. Now they are blaming our members for the murders of Govind Pansare, M M Kalburgi and Narendra Dabholkar. I sense a conspiracy in this too, he informed.

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