Sanatan Sanstha has rubbished the allegations of the Police about the alleged recovery of the drugs at its ashram. The outfit, which is under the scanner in the murder of CPI leader Govind Pansare said that investigators were deviating from their track by making entirely false allegations.
Recovered drugs will affect nervous system, claims SIT
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Maharashtra Police informed a local court in Kolhapur hat their sleuths had recovered few drugs, which could badly affect the nervous system from the office ofÂ Sanatan Sanstha.
Commenting on the development, Abhay Vartak, a spokesman of the Goa-headquartered Sanatan Sanstha out-rightly denied the revelation of the SIT. He said that none of the items such as banned narcotics were seized from its Panvel ashram.
Drugs intended for dispensary, claims the outfit
He added that many people in various age groups reside in the ashram. They also run a free dispensary which is managed by qualified doctors with 20 to 30 years of experience. Moreover, all the medicines stocked in the pharmacy are purchased from the outside market with proper bills.
Pre-planned drama by SIT
Vartak disclosed that the investigating agency has enacted a pre-planned drama to seize all the medicines stocked in the dispensary. They informed the media that they were indeed narcotics.
Meanwhile, Sanjeev Punalekar who works as a legal adviser to the Sanstha said that they are unable to understand the connection between a murder case and medicines. He said that police were deliberately deviating from their actual investigation path by making false allegations against the outfit.
Punalekar further claimed the Sanstha was dragged in the case without any valid reason causing defaming for their outfit and ashram.
In the meantime, ENT doctor Virendra Tawde who has been charge-sheeted in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case is an accused in the Pansare case also. Tawde is a member of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), an offshoot of the Sanstha.