M'rashtra govt mulls banning Hindu outfit

M'rashtra govt mulls banning Hindu outfit

The Maharashtra government is considering banning the Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS), after members of the controversial outfit were remanded in judicial custody in connection with the murder of IT professional Mohsin Shaikh.

“We will check if the outfit can be banned,” Home Minister R R Patil said on Saturday, replying to MLC Kapil Patil. The MLC wanted to know which forces were behind Shaikh’s murder in Pune’s Hadapsar area.

“Police are serious on both the outfit and its chief Dhananjay Desai,” the home minister said.

So far, 23 persons have been arrested in this connection, with many serious offences already registered against Desai.

“We will also check if the killing is linked to the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune in August last year,” he added. Kapil Patil said the outfit had created terror among the minority community who are now reeling under fear.