Goa Blast

  • NIA releases pictures of Margao blast accused September 21, 2011

    Panaji: Even as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court fast-tracked the trial in the Margao bomb blast case, the central agency has released the pictures of four accused who have been absconding. The pictures of Rudra Patil, Praveen Limkar, Sarang Kulkarni and Jay Prakash alias Anna are uploaded on the NIA...
  • Chargesheet filed against 11 in Goa blast case May 17, 2010

    Panaji: The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a chargesheet against 11 people in the Goa bomb blast case. All the accused are from the Hindu group Sanathan Sanstha and four of them - Dhananjay Ashtekar, Dilip Mangaonar, Vinayak Patil and Vinay Talekar - are already in police custody. The chargesheet...
  • CBI has clues against Sanatan Sanstha: Goa CM January 4, 2010

    Kopargaon: Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said on Monday that the CBI had found some clues indicating right-wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha's involvement in the Margao blasts. "The CBI has found some clues against Sanatan Sanstha during its investigations in Maharashtra and Karnataka," Kamat told reporters after visiting the Shirdi Saibaba temple. Two...
  • Engineering student arrested in Goa blast case November 11, 2009

    Panaji: A 20-year-old engineering student was arrested in connection with the Goa blast case on Wednesday from Khed, Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, police said. "Dhananjay Ashtekar was arrested after thorough interrogation in connection with hatching a conspiracy of triggering bomb blasts in the state," Superintendent of Police (PRO) Dilip Deshpande told PTI. Ashtekar...
  • 2 arrested in connection with Diwali eve blast in Goa October 31, 2009

    Panaji: Two people were arrested in Goa on Saturday in connection with the Diwali eve blast in Margao in which two members of the Hindu group Sanatan Sanstha were killed. The arrests were conducted on Saturday morning by the Special Investigation Team in Ponda, 30 km from Panaji, police sources...
  • Journalists under police scanner in Goa blast case October 27, 2009

    Panaji: At least three journalists are under the spotlight for their alleged role in the Diwali eve blast in Margao, say police officials investigating the case. Two members of the rightwing group Sanatan Sanstha (SS) were killed when they were ferrying the improvised explosive device (IED) in Margao, 35 km from...
  • Cops, Hindu group nexus in blast: Law panel head October 26, 2009

    Mumbai: Goa's Law Commission Chairman Ramakant Khalap has made a sensational claim, pointing to a nexus between the police, top bureaucrats and even some state MLAs with the Hindu right wing group Sanatan Sanstha - the organisation suspected to be behind the Goa blast. "Sanatan Sanstha has penetrated into the...
  • Goa blast accused named others before dying October 21, 2009

    Panaji: The main accused in the Diwali eve blast in Goa's Margao town had told police about several others involved in the conspiracy before succumbing to his injuries, says Home Minister Ravi Naik. Sanatan Sanstha member Malgonda Patil, who received serious injuries in the explosion while ferrying the IED (improvised explosive...
  • Info suggests Sanatan Sanstha behind blast: Goa CM October 20, 2009

    The Goa Police have clamped down on a Hindu right wing group, the Sanatan Sanstha saying there is a direct link to previous blasts in Thane and Panvel. The group is under the scanner for the pre-Diwali blasts in Goa that killed two people. Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat joined...
  • Goa blast: Govt mulls banning of Hindu group October 19, 2009

    Investigations into the weekend blast in Goa are now throwing up evidence of a wider terror network operating across western India with the Hindu right wing group Sanathan Sanstha as the prime suspect. The Goa government is considering banning the group. Two people died in Madgaon and more bombs...
  • Goa considers ban on right-wing Hindu group October 19, 2009

    Panaji: Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik on Monday said the police would probe the links of the state transport minister's wife with a Hindu group suspected for an explosion that killed two of its members. Addressing reporters at his residence, Naik said that everyone involved with the Sanatan Sanstha was being...
  • We're spiritual, says group suspected of Goa blast October 18, 2009

    Panaji: Sanatan Sanstha, a right-wing Hindu organisation whose members police suspects carried out a blast which killed two people in Goa on Friday night, claims to "spread the science of spirituality and guide seekers in their spiritual practice", the group's website says. Two activists of the group were killed in Margao...
  • Goa police probe blast, shadowy Hindu group October 19, 2009

    Panaji/Mumbai: The Goa police on Sunday formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe a low-intensity blast in South Goa that killed two activists of a right-wing Hindu group on Friday night, officials said on Sunday. Two activists of Sanatan Sanstha were killed in Margao town when explosives being ferried in...
  • Watch: Two killed in Goa blast, Hindu group blamed October 18, 2009

    The two victims of the blast were members of Sanatan Sanstha. ...
  • Hindu extremist group blamed for Goa blast October 18, 2009

    Panaji: Two activists of a Hindu group were killed in Goa when explosives being ferried in their scooter went off in a traffic jam, police said Saturday. The group called the blasts "unfortunate". Elsewhere in the state, a favourite haunt of foreign tourists, three other bombs were detected before they could...