`Goa Govt has enough evidence to ban Sanatan Sanstha`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 22:24
Panaji: Congress MP from Goa Shantaram Naik today said the State Government has enough evidence to ban Sanatan Sanstha, a right-wing group linked to the last year's bomb blast in Margao town near here.

"The Government has collected enough material against Sanstha and chargesheet filed by National Investigating Agency (in the Margao case) would be additional evidence against the outfit," he told reporters here.

"There is absolutely no doubt in the minds of the state's rulers that the Sanstha needs to be banned."

However, Naik's statement was at variance with the stand taken by Home Minister Ravi Naik, who has said the police would examine the possibility of banning the outfit only after going through the chargesheet filed by NIA.

The newly created Central agency is probing the Diwali eve blast for which four activists of the Sanstha have been arrested. Two persons, said to be Sanstha members, were killed when the explosives they were allegedly transporting went off.

The MP said the Goa's Congress-NCP Government would present a foolproof case against the group to the Centre to back its claim for a ban.

The Sanstha runs its activities in Goa from an ashram at Ramnathi village, about 30 kms from here.

On Sunday, Chief Minister Digamber Kamat had said he had not received any communication from the Home Ministry on proscribing the Sanstha.


First Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 22:24

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