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Pragya a revolutionary not terrorist: Muthalik

Muthalik has landed himself into a bigger controversy.

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Updated:January 30, 2009, 1:22 AM IST
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Pragya a revolutionary not terrorist: Muthalik
Muthalik has landed himself into a bigger controversy.

New Delhi: Chief of the Sri Ram Sene, Pramod Muthalik has landed himself into a bigger controversy. He has called Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur a "revolutionary".

"Accusing Sadhvi on terror is not correct. She's a revolutionary and comparing a revolutionary to a terrorist is like comparing Bhagat Singh and Jhansi ki Rani Lakshmi Bai to terrorists. She's not a terrorist but a revolutionary," Muthalik stated.

Muthalik had claimed that he had formed a Hindu suicide squad to take on Islamist jihadis.

Though he vehemently denied any link either with Abhinav Bharat - connected to the Malegaon blast case - or with the nine arrested in connection with the blasts at Hubli last year, his lie was nailed by what the elder brother of main accused in the Hubli blast said.

"My younger brother (Nagraj Jambagi) is with the Sri Rama Sene. He was the right hand man of Pramod Muthalik. Muthalik may deny it, but we have seen Muthalik's photo and video on TV and in newspapers. We know who this Muthalik is. I have disowned my brother because of his criminal and communal activities long back."

The over 4,000-page chargesheet filed by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) also raises serious questions over a possible link between Mangalore's moral police and Malegaon's monsters.

An ATS team had even visited Karnataka looking for a suspect called Praveen Muthalik, supposedly a relative of Pramod Muthalik.

Pramod Muthalik has very close links with Hindu fundamentalist organisations in Maharashtra. On the day of attack on pubs in Mangalore, he was in Pune and he even held a press meet in Bangalore to release the photographs of the members of Hindu suicide squad undergoing training in handling arms and ammunition.

"I am not a terrorist. The government is taking our help to bust Islamic terror cells in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra," Muthalik stated at the press meet.

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