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Right-wing terror: Police pick up 2 suspects in Mangalore

Last updated on: February 21, 2012 22:46 IST

Two persons were picked up on Monday from Belthangady in Mangalore in connection with the Malegaon blast case. It has been learnt that the two belong to the Sanatan Sanstha organisation. Investigators are also exploring a possible link between the Malegaon blast and the blast in Goa around Diwali 2009.

Sources informed that the names of the two persons taken into custody are Vinay and Uday. However, details of their alleged role in the blast case has not been revealed.  

A team of the investigating agency had gathered information based on the questioning of the other accused in the case. The two suspects were picked up from Belthangady around 5 pm on Monday.

The suspects appear to be low-ranking operatives, but investigators hope that their interrogation would reveal more details.

However, the National Investigation Agency's zonal office in Maharashtra has denied that anyone was picked up for questioning in the case.  

The National Investigation Agency, which is probing the case, still needs to get hold of key suspects Ramji Kalsangra, Sandeep Dange and Suresh Nair to complete its investigation.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore