Two Bhonsala Military School officials quit after ATS quizzing

November 12th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Two officials of the Nashik-based Bhonsala Military School (BMS) have quit from their posts after they were interrogated in connection with the Malegaon bomb blast, a school authority said Wednesday.BMS commandant Lt. Col. (retired) Shailesh S. Raikar and official Rajan Gaidhane submitted their resignations, without assigning any reasons, to the school management, Central Hindu Military Education Society (CHMES), BMS principal R.R. Kute told IANS here.

The resignations, which have not yet been accepted, shall be discussed at a CHMES meeting scheduled in Nashik Thursday before a final decision, he said.

Raikar, 42, and Gaidhane, 55, were detained and interrogated by the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) regarding their involvement in the Sep 29 bomb blast in Malegaon, which left six dead and 20 injured.

Raikar had been appointed BMS commandant barely six months ago, while Gaidhane had been working in the school since nearly seven years, Kute said.

The BMS is under the ATS scanner as a suspected meeting point for a number of Hindu activists arrested in connection with the blast.

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