Maharashtra ATS to probe arrested right-wing activists’ Assam link

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Four days after busting an alleged terror plot involving some Hindu right-wing activists in Palghar, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has found a mini arms making unit and is now probing their links in Uttar Pradesh and Assam.

On Friday, the ATS created a sensation by claiming to have unearthed a terror plot targeting Mumbai, Pune, Satara and Solapur ahead of Independence Day celebrations and the upcoming Bakri Eid festival.

In the ATS swoop, three right-wing activists were arrested – Vaibhav Raut, 40, Sharad Kalaskar, 25, both from Nala Sopara in Palghar, and Sudhanav Gondhalekar, 39, from Pune.

Over a dozen other associates or suspects have been interrogated to ascertain their connections in other parts of the state or outside and certain email exchanges between the accused with references to Uttar Pradesh and Assam shall be probed.

 

(Source : IANS)

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