the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had arrested nine people in connection with an arms haul case. All the arrested persons were allegedly Sanstha members. However, Sanstha denied that the arrested persons were associated with it.
Shrimant Kokate, author, historian and one of the coordinators of the Maratha community’s fight for reservation, says his life is under threat from Sanatan Sanstha, which “is seeking to rewrite the history of the Shivaji era”.
The Maharashtra Congress has demanded a ban on the Sanatan Sanstha. Prithviraj Chavan tells The Indian Express that the Centre should either act on the recommendation made by the erstwhile state government headed by him, seeking a ban on the right-wing organisation, or clear its stand on the matter
The state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has informed both the central and state governments that the right wing outfit is not registered as a single entity but as separate units in every district and city, sources told The Indian Express.