Mumbai aghast at rising political hooliganism: Now, MNS workers vandalise builder's office

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers, including women, on Tuesday ransacked and destroyed the office of a real estate developer in Mumbai.

According to this IBNLive report, the MNS goons attacked the office after the builder allegedly removed MNS posters and flags which had been pasted outside his office.

MNS workers ransacked the office because posters of their party had been taken off. IBNLive

MNS workers ransacked the office because posters of their party had been taken off. IBNLive

The report added that party workers threw stones at the glass door of the office and the women employees were shocked as the MNS workers destroyed furniture and computers in the office.

The entire incident was caught on CCTV cameras. Police has stated a probe in this matter and registered an FIR against MNS workers responsible for the assault.

This incident points to a disturbing rise in hooliganism in the last few weeks in Mumbai. Last week, a Shiv Sena leader called Shashikant Ganpat Kalgude had been arrested for beating up a woman traffic constable in Thane. After being remanded to police custody for a day, he was released on bail.

On Saturday, an office-bearer of Shiv Sena had allegedly assaulted a shop assistant for refusing to provide free vada pavs. The accused, Sunil Mahadik, had allegedly hit Chetan Geveriya (28), who works at Trupti Sweet and Farsan Mart on DJ Road, with a bamboo stick, police had said on Monday.

Mahadik had sent a person to the shop demanding 100 vada pavs free of cost. Chetan had told him that they didn't have so much stock, so the person had left.

Mahadik had then gone to the shop and hit Geveria with a bamboo stick and had threatened to kill him.

The incident was captured by the CCTV cameras in the shop and later an FIR was registered with Juhu police. The footage was also aired by some local news channels.

(With inputs from PTI)

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2016 21:53 PM

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