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    Maharashtra CM Fadnavis forcing ATS to go slow in Sanatan Sanstha probe, alleges Congress

    Mumbai: Congress leader and spokesperson Sachin Sawant has questioned Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis by quoting a story on a website, which claims an officer from the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had alleged there was pressure on their force to go slow on investigations and arrests against the extreme right wing outfit, Sanatan Sanstha.

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    Explosives Haul case: Two sent to police custody till September 17

    Mumbai: The two persons arrested from Jalgaon, Vasudev Suryavanshi and Vijay Lodhi, were remanded to the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad’s custody till September 17. The police claimed that they need to question the duo about the origin of three ‘explosive-like substances’ found at Suryavanshi’s house. The accused duo has been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosives Act and Explosive Substances Act. Suryavanshi works as a

  • Nalasopara explosives haul: ATS arrests two

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested two persons from Saakli village of Jalgaon district late on Saturday evening in connection with the Nalasopara explosives haul.

  • Widening Arc: Mukta Dabholkar, Awhad were on hit list

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Friday informed a special court that arrested right-wing activist Avinash Pawar had carried out a reconnaissance of many persons, including Mukta Dabholkar, daughter of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. The anti-terrorism agency also informed the court that these persons whom Pawar had recced were on the hit list of a radical Hindu organisation for their unorthodox views. According to the ATS, Pawar had conducted reconnaissance on Mukta, activist

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    Shiv Sena man arrested on terror charges, party maintains silence

    Mumbai : In a major embarrassment to Shiv Sena, the Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is investigating an alleged involvement of its party member Shrikant Pangarkar in ‘harbouring and funding’ men accused of conspiring terror attacks in Maharashtra.

  • Protest in Nalasopara against Vaibhav Raut’s arrest; was accused of planning bomb blasts

    Mumbai: The Bhandari community and cow vigilantes on Friday marched along the streets of Nalasopara to protest against the arrest of terror plot suspect Vaibhav Raut by the state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Raut, 40, was arrested on August 10 from his house in Nalasopara (W) for criminal conspiracy and plans to carry out bomb blasts to disturb communal harmony ahead of Independence Day.

  • How is BJP countering RSS extremism: Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday taunted Bharatiya Janata Party for its “great claims” of countering terrorism in the last four years, asking it what measures its government took to counter it within its parent organisation of RSS and its affiliates like Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Sanathan Sanstha.

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    Terror funding mastermind was living in Pune since March: ATS

    Mumbai, The alleged mastermind of Gorakhpur terror funding case, arrested by the Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) and Uttar Pradesh police on June 20, was living in Pune since March, an official said today. Ramesh Shah (28), who was on the run for the last four months after his name surfaced in the investigation, was arrested in Pune. His presence in Pune was detected first when security agencies traced his mobile phone in

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    Gorakhpur terror funding: UP ATS arrests mastermind from Pune

    Pune: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Uttar Pradesh has arrested mastermind Ramesh Shah in connection with the Gorakhpur terror funding case. Shah is the mastermind behind the network and was arrested from Pune in a joint operation by the ATS of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police.

  • 3 Bangladeshis arrested in Pune ATS crackdown

    Mumbai : The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Pune unit, has arrested three illegal Bangladeshi migrants who are linked to Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) a banned terror outfit of Bangladesh and supposedly a front organisation of Al Qaeda. On March 16, ATS Maharashtra received specific information about illegal Bangladeshi migrants staying in Wanvadi and Akurdi areas in Pune and that they are linked to ABT and have been helping members of ABT during their stay in Pune.

  • Malegaon blast: Court to frame charges on Dec 27

    New Delhi : A special National Investigating Agency (NIA) court on Thursday said that it will frame charges on December 27 against duty army officer Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit and other accused in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case, reports ANI.

  • 26/11 attacks aftermath: ATS deradicalises 86 people in last 2 years

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has deradicalised 86 people in the last two years as a part of its efforts to wean away misguided youth from the path of extremism in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, an official said.

  • ATS nabs 3 for supplying illegal arms

    The accused were about to deliver the consignment of illegal arms to a Nashik-resident Pankaj Gaikwad, who has also been taken into custody.  A case has been registered under relevant sections of Arms Act ,

  • Bhopal: 3 Sikh‘terrorists’ arrested in Gwalior

    Bhopal: Three men suspected of having links with Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), a Sikh separatist group, were arrested in a joint operation
    by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Punjab and Madhya Pradesh police from different parts of Gwalior district late on Wednesday night. They were identified as Balkar Singh(45), Satindar Singh (26) and Balvindar Singh (22). The MP police plan to produce the trio in court and seek their remand after their Punjab counterparts

  • Mumbai: Major telephone exchange racket busted by crime branch

    Mumbai: In a major breakthrough for the Mumbai crime branch, an illegal telephone exchange racket has been busted. A racket operated in the Trombay-Govandi area. Five persons have been arrested in two separate bids to solve the case. The accused were allegedly operating a company Dial to India, which processed internet calls originating from the gulf countries and converted them into normal phone calls. According to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), these illegal operations

  • Mumbai: Churchgate bomb hoax call traced to PCO outside Mahim station

    Mumbai: A day after the hoax call at Churchgate station, Railway Crime Branch officials have traced the call to a Public Call Office (PCO) located outside Mahim railway station (east) on the western line. The unknown person had called up the Railway Protection Force (RPF) control room saying a bomb had been planted at Churchgate station. Railway crime branch officials said the caller could not be traced as yet since there were

  • Mumbai: Security up at Churchgate after bomb hoax

    Mumbai: Security was beefed up on the premises of Churchgate station on Thursday afternoon after the Railway police control room received a call, indicating a bomb. The call was received at 11am on the same day. The Government Railway Police (GRP) officials at Churchgate said that an unknown person called up the RPF control room, stating that a bomb had been planted at the station. Following the call, RPF and