Maharashtra: Right-wing Hindu outfit member held for possessing explosives
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a member of a right-wing Hindu outfit and seized huge quantity of explosives from his residence at Nallasopara in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said today. Vaibhav Raut, a member of 'Hindu Govansh Raksha Samiti', was apprehended from Bhandar Aali in Nallasopara West late last night, an official said. Here's more.
HJS terms Raut's arrest as 'Malegaon Part II'
"ATS sleuths raided Raut's residence and shop where they found huge quantity of explosives, including crude bombs. Some literature was also seized," the official said. After taking Raut into custody, the ATS team returned to Mumbai, where he would be interrogated. He is likely to be produced before a court this afternoon. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) termed Raut's arrest "Malegaon part II".
Malegaon blast killed 6 and injured over 100 people
The Malegaon case centers around the September 29, 2008 bomb explosion near Bhiku Chowk in the Muslim-dominated Malegaon town of Nashik district, which killed six people and injured 101 others.
Raut used to participate in agitations by Hindu organizations: HJS-organizer
"Vaibhav Raut is a daring cow protector. He was active through an organization, Hindu Govansh Raksha Samiti, dedicated to the protection of cows," HJS state organizer Sunil Ghanvat said. He added, "He used to participate in the programs and agitations organized through uniting Hindu organizations." Ghanvat, however, claimed that Raut had not participated in any of the programs for the last few months.Share this timeline