Monk Sangh alleges police inaction, plans agitation

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Mumbai, Mar 3 (UNI) The Monk Sangh has decided to launch a country-wide agitation to protest the failure of the police to arrest the ''prime accused'' in the alleged murder of Buddhist monk Bhante Bhadhant Sanghraj on January 6.

Nandbodhi Boddha, who is the complainant in the case, while speaking to reporters here today said despite 57 days having elapsed since the murder, police are yet to arrest the ''prime accused'' who has been named in the complaint.

Meanwhile, Nandbodhi claimed that he had received indirect threats from a builder's lobby on March 1.

Despite the court's observation that it was a murder and not a suicide, the police failed to take any appropriate steps in this regard, he alleged.

The Monk Sangh, he said, have now decided to launch an agitation across the country over the ''police inaction''.

Notably, the 75-year-old monk was found hanging from the ceiling of his home at Gautam Nagar in Deonar in north-east Mumbai on January 6 this year.

On Nandbhodi's complaint, police had arrested four people -- builder Anwar Lakdawala, Dr Vivek Kolekar, Arun Kamble and Manohar Jadhav.

The deceased, who was an executive member of the ''Boudh Vihar Committee'' is suspected to have had a dispute with the builder over a piece of land belonging to Boudh Vihar.


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