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Sanatan Sanstha ashram raided in Goa by NIA

india Updated: Oct 05, 2011 07:57 IST

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