Sena MP Sanjay Raut's brother arrested in house breaking case
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.