Dr. Bharat Patankar has threatened to undertake ‘Combing operation’ in Sanatan Sanstha’s Ashram in Goa on 12th June for searching the killers of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar and Comrade Govind Pansare. In this matter the institution has lodged a complaint that immediate action should be taken against Dr. Patankar. The complaint was lodged with the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Goa States, Director General of Police, District Police Superintendents, local people’s representatives and Home Minister.
Similarly, a post appeared on Patankar’s facebook account, ‘Kill the Spokesman of Sanatan Sanstha by shooting him’. This goes to show that Dr. Patankar is habituated in spreading terror by making anti-Constitutional statements. His violent attitude is made obvious from his acts. Dr. Patankar and his activists have taken the law in their hands during many agitations conducted by them. As a result, many offences were registered against Dr.Patankar and his organisation.
Abhay Vartak spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha said, “On the background of the threat, the possibility of Dr. Patankar and his colleagues intruding the Sanatan Ashram, assaulting physically the seekers in Ashram and at other places cannot be ruled out. This poses a serious threat to law and order situation in the above states. Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad has also lodged an official complaint in this regard.”
In the matter of killings of Dr Dabholkar and Pansare, a petition is under hearing of the High Court and as per the demand of their family members and CBI is investing the case. Under such circumstances, to issue a threat of ‘Combing operation’ is like showing lack of confidence on Judiciary and taking the law into hands. If Dr. Patankar feels that his ‘Combing operation’ is more effective than that by CBI, he should first use it against jihadi terrorists. Therefore, we have urged the Chief Minister and Director General of Police that Patankar should be banned from entering Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts to maintain the law and order situation in the states.