Gauri Lankesh’s murder: Sanatana Sanstha denies any role

Bengaluru: Sanatana Sanstha, a Goa-based Hindu right-wing organization has denied any role in Gauri Lankesh’s murder.

“Our volunteers will co-operate with any probe as required by the law,’’ said Sanatana Sanstha national spokesperson Chetan Rajhans.

Asked if the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had, till date, questioned any volunteer in connection with the murder, Rajhans said that local police in Goa and Maharashtra are inquiring about the murder with our volunteers; but not the SIT.

The Sanstha had published only one article on her in Sanatan Prabhat, its mouthpiece, when she accused the organisation of involvement in Madgoan blast in Goa, he said.

Rajhans, while acknowledging Dr. Veerendra Tawde and Sameer Gaekwad chargesheeted in the murders of the two rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare as “sadhaks” of the Sanstha, claimed the two were “framed.”

The case must be probed in a fair manner he said and clarified that they are not part of BJP. The way the state government in Maharashtra is behaving is also not very different from other governments,” he said.

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