14 Shiv Sainiks arrested for disrupting screening of MNIK

Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 14:59

Mumbai: At least 14 Shiv Sainiks including a
corporator were on Friday arrested from outside cinemas screening
Shah Rukh starrer `My Name is Khan` after the activists
indulged in stone pelting.

Eight Shiv Sainiks were arrested from outside Fun
Republic cinema in suburban Andheri while six others were
arrested from K-Star Mall.

"We have arrested Shiv Sainiks who tried to disrupt
the screening of the movie at the Fun Republic by resorting to
violence," Deputy Police Commissioner, K Prasanna said.

A group of Sena activists including corporator Rajul
Patel gathered outside the theatre in Andheri protesting
against the release of the movie following which police
swiftly acted and took some of them into custody, police said.

As some of the protestors started pelting stones, police
resorted to canecharge to bring the situation under control,
police added.

At K-star mall the activists were moving about
suspiciously gathering people, Additional Police Commissioner
Ritesh Kumar said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 14:59

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