Goa Police Not Sure if Patil Had Links with Sadhvi Pragya

Goa police has said that it was still not clear whether Malgonda Patil, main accused in Margao blast, had links with Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

“The investigations are on. The accused may or may not have links with Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. We can’t disclose anything at this time,” Inspector General of Police KD Singh told reporters in Panaji.

“Now it is not the time to say that there is link or no link as the case is being investigated by National Investigation agency (NIA),” Singh said.

Singh made the statement reacting to reports in some sections of media that Malgonda Patil who was killed in the Margao blast, had connections with Pragya Singh Thakur of Abhinav Bharat Sanghatna, which is allegedly linked to Malegao blast.

“I did not confirm anything. I was misquoted,” he said.

However, Singh did not deny that investigators were looking into connections between Margao and Malegao explosions through Patil.

Earlier, Goa Police’s special investigation Team (SIT) had confirmed Patil’s link with the accused in Thane and Panvel blasts. Vikram Bhave, one of the accused in Panvel blast, was reportedly in touch with Patil.

The investigations had also unearthed that Patil was present in Sangli, Maharashtra, during the riots.

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