Three MNS activists arrested for attacking vendors

Three Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists were arrested for allegedly attacking `pani puri` vendors and threatening to kill them after damaging their stalls in south Mumbai`s Fort area, police said on Friday.

Mumbai: Three Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists were arrested for allegedly attacking `pani puri` vendors and threatening to kill them after damaging their stalls in south Mumbai`s Fort area, police said on Friday.

The MNS workers attacked the street-food vendors, mostly migrants from UP and Bihar, in Fort and Dadar areas last night after it was reported that a vendor in neighbouring Thane city appeared to be urinating in a jug used to prepare snacks and it was caught on a camera, police said.

The MNS workers Ganesh Pawar (25), Mohammed Shafi Shaikh (22) and Kailas Telgi (22) were apprehended by MRA Marg police station after they attacked `pani puri` vendors in Fort.

The MNS`s South Mumbai head Arvind Gawade and eight others were shown wanted in the case, police said.

Similarly, a case was registered against seven MNS workers at Dadar Police Station after fast food street vendors were attacked there. The seven are still wanted, police said.

PTI

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