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.


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legislation during the forthcoming winter session of Parliament to amend the Land Acquisition Act, saying it had become outdated.

"The 116-year-old Land Acquisition Act is outdated and not equipped to protect the interests of farmers.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 the protests.