M'rashtra ATS nabs 3 'Hindu militants' over terror plot Aug 11, 2018 0 341 12345 IANSMumbaiThe Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday claimed to have foiled a terrorist attempt to strike in different parts of the state following the arrest of three persons and seizure of at least 20 crude bombs and expolsives and material used in bomb-making. The development comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Mumbai on Saturday, Independence Day celebrations on August 15 and Bakri Eid next week."We have arrested three persons and are investigating,"Additional Director General of Police (ATS) Atulchandra Kulkarni informed the media here. Official sources said the first to be arrested early Friday was Hindu Janjagran Samiti (HJS) activist Vaibhav Raut from his home in Nala Sopara, Palghar district. Later, his accomplice Sharad Kalaskar was arrested from there by the ATS teams, which were accompanied by a dog squad and forensics experts. A third right-wing activist Sudhnava Gondhalekar allegedly linked to Shri Shiv Pratisthan was arrested from Pune. The sources said that the accused planned to carry out terror hits in Mumbai, Pune, Solapur and Satara districts in the coming few days. Mumbai Additional Sessions Judge Sameer Adkar remanded the three accused in police custody till August 18. During the raids in Palghar, the ATS seized bombs and material that could be used to make at least two dozen more bombs like detonators, explosive powder, wire bundles, resistors, transistors, batteries, multimeters, switches and circuits, connectors, gelatin sticks, diagrams and literature, which have been sent for forensic analysis. Terming the whole plot as a"conspiracy to spark communal disturbances ahead of Bakri Eid,"Maharashtra's opposition leaders attacked the state government and demanded an immediate ban on organisations like HJS, Sanatan Sanstha and related outfits. "The seizure of huge cache of explosives is a clear indicator that they were preparing for a major (terror) strike. Under BJP rule at Centre and in state, such communal and extremist organisations are having a free run,"Maharashtra Cong President Ashok Chavan alleged. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Thousands excluded from NRC throng centres to file claims Aug 11, 2018 0 47 'Male bastion' falls as first female SWAT team ready Aug 11, 2018 0 42 SC concerned at sexual abuses in childcare homes, seeks report on facilities Aug 11, 2018 0 34 India, Switzerland discuss bilateral ties, black money New Delhi: India and Switzerland discussed on Friday various aspects of bilateral ties, including the issue of curbing black money, as well as regional and multilateral issues during a meeting between External Affairs .. Senior CPI-M leader Jayarajan to return as Minister Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI-M state secretariat on Friday gave the nod for the re-induction of CPI-M leader EP Jayarajan into the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, according to party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. .. Incessant heavy rain forces opening of all five floodgates of Idukki dam Idukki: With heavy rains continuing in Idukki, the authorities in Kerala were forced to open the remaining two more floodgates of the nearly overflowing Idamalayar dam on Friday afternoon even as the death toll reached .. Protests in New Delhi after seven-year-old girl raped AFP New Delhi Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an electrician on its premises, police said. The incident comes on .. Rafale deal: Sonia leads oppn protest, demands JPC probe New Delhi: On the last day of Parliament's monsoon session, UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday led her party MPs and other Opposition leaders in their protest against the Narendra Modi .. Rajasthan HC issues notice on expense details of Gaurav Yatra Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notice to the BJP state unit chief on a PIL regarding the expenses incurred on the party's ongoing 'Gaurav Yatra'led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the ..