Mumbai: Five Shiv Sena workers, including brother of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, were on Monday arrested in connection with a case of theft and house breaking after the Bombay High court rapped the police for not initiating any action in pursuance to the matter.
In 2008, five accused Sunil Raut, Ramesh Gavkar, Atul Keluskar, Jitendra Joshi and Manish Redkar had barged into the office of Gavit Fishermen Association in suburban Bhandup, said Rajkumar Wakale, Senior Inspector at Kanjurmarg police station.
"Sanjay Raut`s brother Sunil and four other Sena workers had broken open the under renovation office and ransacked it. They even took away the belongings of the association," he said.
"The reason behind this attack appears to be political," he said adding the five have been released on personal bond of Rs 10,000 each this evening. As no action was initiated against the accused, association president Sakaram Maladkar had approached Bombay
High court which pulled up the police recently and ordered to take action in pursuance to the FIR. Subsequently, the five were held on Monday.
Last year, Sunil and 19 Sena workers were arrested in connection with the attack on the office of a Marathi news channel here accusing it of airing reports portraying party
chief Bal Thackeray in poor light.
Jaipur: BJP`s Kisan Morcha today staged
protests in Rajasthan demanding introduction of a legislation
during the forthcoming winter session of Parliament to amend
the Land Acquisition Act, saying it had become outdated.
"The 116-year-old Land Acquisition Act is outdated and
not equipped to protect the interests of farmers. So, a land
acquisition amendment bill must be tabled in the winter
session of Parliament, Morcha`s state in-charge Kaptan Singh
Solanki, who led the protests at the collectorate here, said.
Protests were held at all the district headquarters in
the state in support of the demand, he said.
Accusing the government of acquiring the land of farmers
without giving proper compensation to them, Solanki said a
memorandum addressed to the President, was submitted to the
District Collector here with several suggestions at the end of