Mumbai: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam and
party candidate Bharat Parekh were arrested by the city police
and later released on bail under charges of unlawful assembly
and rioting at Charkop in suburban Kandivali.
A scuffle broke out last night between Congress
workers and activists from other political parties, who
objected to Nirupam and Parekh`s presence at the Laljipada
slums in Charkop post midnight.
Activists from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) have alleged that Nirupam
distributed cash and liquor to the residents last night.
Nirupam however refuted the allegations saying that he
had visited the slums after receiving information that certain
leaders of other parties were threatening people against
supporting Parekh, who is contesting from the Charkop Assembly
Nirupam and Parekh were arrested by the Charkop police
and were later released after furnishing a cash surety of Rs