Rashtriya Hindu Sena chief Pramod Muthalik, now facing criminal action for his support to the January 24 Mangalore pub attack by activists of Sri Ram Sena , openly advocates militancy and calls the Malegaon blasts a trailer.
After Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was named in the Malegaon blasts case, Muthalik called her a revolutionary and an ideal person for others to follow. While addressing a rally in Udupi on January 17, 2008, Muthalik said that every house should have a person like Pragya Singh and every housewife would carry bombs hereafter.
The key accused in the Malegaon blast case, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, has said he knew Muthalik and was impressed by his work and dedication.
Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorism Squad is likely to question Muthalik in connection with Malegaon blasts. Muthalik has 48 criminal cases filed against him.