Family members of slain anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, Communist leader Govind Pansare and Kannada scholar M M Kalburgi claimed on Saturday that Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju was “misguiding Parliament” by stating that there were no links between the three murders.
Hamid Dabholkar, son of Narendra Dabholkar and founder of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS), held a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday to press for speedier probe into the killings. Avinash Patil, president of MANS was also present.
Hamid told The Indian Express that they held a press meet on behalf of all three families.
It may be recalled that on Wednesday, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Rijiju had said, “As per available information, there is no report to suggest any linkage between murders of Pansare, Dabholkar and Kalburgi.”
“We wish to know on what basis this statement was made by the minister,” Hamid said, claiming that there were striking similarities in the modus operandi used in all three murders.