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Mumbai: ATS recovers explosives from Sanatan Sanstha member’s home at Nallasopara; accused arrested


Mumbai: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra police has seized explosives from the house of a suspected member of a Sanatan Sanstha sympathiser at Nallasopara in Palghar district of the state, and arrested him, a police official said today.

The ATS sleuths raided the residence and shop of the accused named Vaibhav Raut at Bhandar Aali in Sopara village of Nallasopara West late last night and seized the explosives, the official said. The accused was arrested and it was being confirmed whether the explosives include RDX, the official said.

The ATS returned to the Mumbai Unit along with the accused, and he will be interrogated, police said, adding he is likely to be produced in a court here this afternoon. Meanwhile, the explosives have been handed over to the Mumbai Forensic Science Laboratory to ascertain its nature.

With PTI inputs.

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