8 supporters of BJP MLA arrested for rioting
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 23:05
Mumbai: Eight supporters of BJP MLA Prakash Shendge were on Thursday arrested on charges of rioting and assaulting five bank employees, including an officer and a cop, over a property related issue at Worli in central Mumbai.

Armed with a court order, five bank employees of Sangli Bank went to the flat belonging to Shendge in Sukhada building in Worli to declare that the apartment could be auctioned by the bank as the MLA had not cleared over Rs 10 crore of arrears despite reminders, police said.

The five employees were provided security when they went to the flat, police said adding over 70 to 80 workers of the MLA have begun arguing with the bank employees and assaulted them with bamboos.

The bank employees and a constable were injured in the incident, police said adding the accused were booked for rioting, assault and unlawful assembly.

Distancing himself from the incident, Shendge, who represents Jat assembly constituency in Sangli, said "the entire episode was a political conspiracy."


First Published: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 23:05

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