Maharashtra ATS arrested suspected Sanatan Sanstha activist

Vaibhav Raut
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Palghar/Mumbai, Aug 10: A suspected right-wing Sanatan Sanstha activist has been arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday. 

According to the official, some explosive materials have been also recovered from his home in Palghar.

The activist has been identified as Vaibhav Raut. The arrest followed an early morning raid in the Nala Sopara town. The ATS used a dog squad to swoop down on the Hindu group member.

Raut was taken from Palghar to Mumbai and will be produced before a court later in the day.

The ATS has recovered some bomb-making material, including detonators, explosive powder and incriminating material during the raid at his home and shop in Bhandarali area of Nala Sopara.

However, his lawyer Sanjeev Punhalekar told the media that Raut was not a Sanatan Sanstha activist and his name was being linked to defame the organisation.

Raut is also said to be linked to the Hindu Janjagruti Samiti.


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