terror and Hindu rightwing terror are different: Goa police:
A senior police official
who is investigating the Diwali eve blast carried out by members
affiliated to the Hindu group ......
The Diwali eve blast in Goa that killed two people - reportedly on
way to plant bomb - has been formally handed over to the National
Investigation Agency (NIA), police here said Thursday.
Four people associated with the Hindu rightwing group Sanatan
Sanstha have been arrested in connection with the Oct 16 blast in
intimated the South Goa district and sessions court on Wednesday
that they have taken over the investigation of the blast which
occurred on Oct 16,” police spokesperson Atmaram Deshpande told
team is expected to arrive on Monday to take over the investigation
from the Goa police special investigation team (SIT),” he added.
government had ordered setting up of an SIT to probe the blast case,
in which two Sanatan Sanstha members died in an accidental explosion
while they were ferrying detonator-rigged gelatin sticks.
The SIT has
already registered several cases against four members of the group
who are presently in its custody.
Earlier, senior police official investigating the Diwali eve blast carried out by members affiliated
to the Hindu group Sanatan Sanstha (SS) in Margao, a major town in
South Goa 35 km from here, said that the Oct 16 blast was aimed at
targeting a public function, unlike other threats by jihadi groups
received by Goa in the past.
tourist haven, has received several terror threats in the past
especially from October to March, the period which attracts the most
tourists to the state.