Maha ATS gets custody of right-wing Hindu outfit members
remanded three persons, arrested by the Maharashtra
Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for allegedly possessing crude
bombs and weapons, in the agency's custody till August 18.
Additional sessions Judge Sameer Adkar remanded the
three accused -- Vaibhav Raut, Sharad Kalaskar and Sudhanwa
The accused were reportedly arrested late yesterday night in
an ATS operation conducted in Bhandar Aali area of Nallasopara West in neighbouring Palghar district.
The accused were booked under provisions of the
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal
ground that it needed to ascertain why the bombs were made,
if they were associated with any terrorist group and from
where they procured the material to assemble the bombs.
The ATS in its remand application said it had received
secret information on August 7 that some persons planning to carry out terrorist activities in Pune and Mumbai.
"Based on this information, searches were carried out
at the shops and residences of the accused persons. From the
searches, 22 crude bombs were seized along with a chit on how
In court, the three accused told the judge that they
had been assaulted by ATS officers.
The court said their medical reports have not revealed
any external injuries.
examination once again and a report shall be submitted on
August 13," the court directed.
Sanjeev Punalekar, the lawyer of the accused persons,
told the court that the case was "bogus" and claimed that the
three had been framed.
"They should be remanded to judicial custody,"
Punalekar said.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)