Toll protest: MNS workers, MLA Gite held

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 21:47

Nashik: City (Central) MLA Vasant Geete was rounded up, along with scores of MNS activists, for staging a rasta roko on the national highway here in protest against collection of toll, police said.

Elsewhere in the district, police arrested a total of 140 activists for staging rasta rokoa at various places, on the call given by their party president Raj Thackeray.

Police have registered seven offences against the activists at various places even though no violent incident was reported.
"No violence or any stone-pelting incident took place and the situation by and large remained peaceful," SP Praveen Padwal told reporters here.
In the city, Gite, along with MNS general secretary Atul Chandak, corporator Sujata Dere, were rounded up after they deflated tyres of vehicles on the Mumbai-Agra highway, which obstructed flow of traffic, police said.

PTI


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