MNS drive against hawkers in Mumbai continues, party workers attack vendors near Vashi railway station
MNS workers on Sunday allegedly attacked hawkers near Vashi railway station in Navi Mumbai in a bid to evict them from the station premises
Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers on Sunday allegedly attacked hawkers near Vashi railway station in Navi Mumbai in a bid to evict them from the station premises, police said.
The incident occurred this afternoon when a group of around seven workers attacked the hawkers outside the station, a Vashi police station official said.
"We have registered a case of rioting against them and process to arrest them is underway," he added.
On Saturday, MNS workers and hawkers had clashed near suburban Malad railway station in Mumbai.
A MNS worker had sustained serious injuries after he was allegedly attacked by hawkers on Saturday afternoon.
MNS has adopted an aggressive stance against hawkers occupying railway station premises after the Elphinstone Road railway station stampede that claimed 23 lives and its workers have been driving away illegal vendors since 15 October.
MNS worker Sushant Malavade and other activists had tried to evacuate hawkers from near the railway station area, it was then that some of the vendors allegedly attacked them, police sai on Saturday.
Malavade, suffered serious injuries after which he was taken to a local hospital, said police.
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