Goa blast heat on Hindu outfit, five activists detained - Goa - City - The Times of India MARGAO: Five Hindu activists were detained on Saturday with Goa police, investigating the blast in Margao on Friday night, claiming strong signs of complicity of Sanatan Sanstha, a right-wing Hindu organisation, in the crime. Police claimed further damage was prevented as they managed to defuse three other explosive devices. Meanwhile, Malgonda Patil succumbed to the injuries he received in Friday’s blast. The other injured, Yogesh Naik is critical and battling for life at the Goa medical college and hospital. Police have registered cases under sections 121, 122, 123 of IPC and Section 4 & 5 of explosive substances act against both, members of the Sanatan Sanstha, said DIG R S Yadav. "Four bombs were planted, of which one exploded and two were defused in Margao and another near the Shantadurga temple at Sancoale on Friday night itself in Vasco, about 20 km from Margao. The materials used for the IEDs were similar and comprised of gelatin sticks to which small clocks and plastic boxes with circuits were attached. "Investigations have revealed that the bag containing one of the IEDs was placed in the scooter, which went off while the scooter was being parked. The involvement of the two persons who were critically injured in the blasts in carrying out the explosions has been established," said R S Yadav. "We are questioning almost all the Sanatan Sanstha members as the duo belonged to the group," said SP Atmaram Deshpande, SP and PRO of Goa police. Police sources said five persons associated with Sanatan Sanstha, including Yogesh Naik’s brother Suresh and a certain Sandeep Shinde from Pune, were being interrogated. A team of the Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad has reached Goa for investigations. The Sanatan Sanstha is linked to the Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur (as reported by TOI on Friday). The Margao blast was a part of a "larger conspiracy to endanger law and order situation in the state on the occasion of Narkasur effigy burning competitions held at various places across the state", said Yadav. The police resumed its search on the premises of Sanatan Sanstha’s ashram at Ramnathi, Ponda, on Saturday and are learnt to have found some incriminating substances. "The raids started at 9 am and ended at 2.30 pm. Altogether 30 rooms were searched and we have found some suspicious items like watches and some other electronic items. There were some 167 inmates, including some foreigners, residing at the ashram without any valid identity documents in violation of the law," a senior police official said. Sources said the Maharashtra police also conducted similar raids at the Sanatan’s Sangli and Miraj offices. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We should nip this in its bud. If hindus start there terror organization then Indian will be where Pakistan is today. It is important that we deal with terrorist with firm hand, religion should not matter. I also feel the divide between Hindus and Muslims should be narrowed and it is us the literate people that should start this by changing the mindset.