A self-defence instructor associated with the Sanatan Sanstha was
Wednesday arrested for the Diwali-eve blast in Margao in which two
members of the Hindu group were killed while carrying a bomb, police
Superintendent of Police Atmaram
Deshpande said Dilip Managaokar, 39, was involved in planting an
improvised explosive device (IED) that did not explode.
"He was involved in planting an
improvised device at Sancoale (30 km from here) which did not
explode," Deshpande said at a press conference at the police
"He has been remanded to seven days in
police custody," he added.
added that Managaokar worked as a volunteer self-defence instructor
at the Sanatan Sanstha's martial arts training school located at
Dhamshe, a village in north Goa, 50 km from here.
The school, which imparted training in
martial arts and horse-riding to the Sanatan Sanstha cadre, closed
down three years ago.
Mangaokar was a resident of Sanqulim in north
Goa and was working as a weigh-bridge supervisor with a mining
arrest by the special investigation team (SIT) takes to four the
number of Sanatan Sanstha members held for the Oct 16 Goa blast. Two
of the group's members, who are also accused in the Goa blast case,
died of injuries when detonator-rigged gelatin sticks they were
ferrying exploded while being taken to a crowded area in Margao, a
south Goa town.
The police also found an unexploded
improvised explosive device near the port town of Vasco a few
minutes after the blast in Margao Oct 16.