Sanatan Sanstha’s link to Margao blast conspiracy is getting thicker with all five accused arrested in the case having allegiance to the Hindu right wing organisation operating from Goa, police said.

The latest accused arrested, Dhananjay Ashtekar(20), an Electronic Engineering student from Khed in Ratnagiri, is also associated with the Sanatan Sanstha.

He was arrested on Wednesday by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the State police.

“He is related to the Sanstha and has made that clear during his interrogation,” Superintendent of Police and spokesperson for Goa police department Atmaram Deshpande said on Thursday.

Ashtekar, the fifth Sanstha activist found to be linked with the blast on October 16, is a student of an engineering college at Ichalkaranji, a town in Maharashtra.

Earlier police had established that the two accused, Malgonda Patil and Yogesh Naik who died in the Margao blast and the two arrested persons, Vinayak Patil and Vinay Talekar, had links with the Sanstha, which operates through its Ashram at Ramnathi.

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