The road in Malegaon, where an RDX bomb allegedly planted by the members of Abhinav Bharat outfit killed six people on September 29, 2008, was named after slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare on September 16. The inauguration of the ‘Shaheed Hemant Karkare Road’ (between Bhikku Chowk and Shashtri Chowk) was done by Malegaon MLA Mufti Mohammed Ismail. “When Muslims were being caught in terror cases, nobody said terrorism has no religion. However, after Karkare exposed the saffron terrorism, people are now saying terrorism has no religion,” said Ismail in his speech. The programme was attended by Malegaon corporation’s commissioner, Jeevan Sonawane and ex-mayor, Rasheed Seth Yeolewale. Earlier, the police had refused to give a no-objection certificate, saying if the law and order situation went out of the control, the road naming organisers would be held responsible.