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Govt's inaction increased poison of extremism: Ashok Chavan

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

With state police arresting three men and seizing explosives, Congress Ashok today accused the BJP-led government in the state of not taking timely action against extremist groups.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad yesterday seized a huge quantity of explosives and arrested Vaibhav Raut, Sharad Kalaskar and Raut allegedly ran a pro-cow protection outfit, and the trio were planning to carry out blasts, the ATS said.

today alleged that the trio belonged to two right-wing organisations operating in

"The government has knowingly avoided taking action against these extremist organisations, which has led to spread of the poison of extremism in the state," said in a statement.

Alleging that the BJP-led government was shielding the heads of these organisations, he said, "Instead of thinking of political implications, the government should finish this extremist poison.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 21:20 IST