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NIA raids Sanatan Sanstha ashram in Goa

Tuesday October 04, 2011 10:44:25 PM, IANS

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A day after Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil disclosed plans to ban the Hindu Sanatan Sanstha, the right-wing organisation Tuesday termed the proposed move as "unfair and unjust" and said it would challenge it in court. Condemning the move, Sanstha   

Panaji: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the right wing Hindu organisation Sanatan Sanstha's headquarters located in North Goa's Ponda Tuesday night.

NIA officials raided the residential as well as official quarters of the ashram at Ramnathi, 30 km from here, of the Sanatan Sanstha, whose members have been chargesheeted for carrying out blasts in Goa as well as several parts of Maharashtra over the last few years.

Superintendent of Police (North) of the Goa Police Arvind Gawas said that the state police personnel were accompanying the NIA officials.

"The NIA has raided the premises. They had asked us to provide police protection," Gawas told IANS.

The raid followed attempts made by the Maharashtra government to ban the Sanatan Sanstha, for the organisation's involvement in various illegal activities which included a bomb blast in a Thane (Maharashtra) cinema hall in 2008 and other blasts in other districts of Maharashtra and Goa.

 





 

 

 

 

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