Mumbai: ATS recovers explosives from Sanatan Sanstha member Vaibhav Raut’s home

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A team of Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the wee hours of Friday raided a house and a shop in Nala Sopara and recovered at least eight country-made bombs from the house of a man called Vaibhav Raut who is reportedly related to Sanatan Sanstha, members of which are accused in bomb blast cases in Navi Mumbai and Goa.

As per the sources, the raw material found at the shop includes a large quantity gunpowder and detonators.

Sources say that ATS team had been keeping an eye on Raut’s activities from some days and raided his house along with forensics team.

The ATS team detained Vaibhav Raut and will present him before the Bhoiwada Court in Mumbai later this afternoon.

Sanatan Sanstha was founded in 1999 by Jayant Balaji Athavale and has been under scanner since some of its members were allegedly found involved in four bombings in Vashi, Thane, Panvel and Goa and the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi.