Sanstha: SIT torturing Gauri case suspects

BENGALURU: Sanatan Sanstha, , has alleged that the (SIT) probing the is torturing suspects and obtaining confessions from them.

The Sanstha had come under the SIT scanner after a few arrested persons reportedly admitted to being members of a radical Hindu outfit which had links with it.

Sanstha spokesperson Chethan Rajhans, in a press release on Thursday, termed the arrests illegal and said it was being done by the Congress-JD(S) coalition to amplify “saffron terrorism”.

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Accused not given legal aid: Sanstha

The media were being fed imaginary stories about the Sanstha and other Hindu organisations, claimed Sanatan Sanstha spokesperson Chethan Rajhans on Thursday “One of the accused, Sujit Kumar, was apprehended on May 6 but was shown as arrested on May 20. Three other accused were apprehended on May 14, but were shown as arrested on May 21. This shows all these accused were under illegal detention for several days.”

He also alleged that the accused were not provided legal aid and beaten up by police. The use of force to obtain confessions raises questions about the investigation, he said.

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