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Zara outlet in Mumbai's Lower Parel attracts MNS ire for selling 'Pakistani brands'

Mumbai: At least 10 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists were arrested for allegedly creating a ruckus in a showroom of apparel brand Zara at Lower Parel area in Mumbai to oppose the sale of "Pakistani brands" of clothes.

A woman walks in front of an advertisement for an Inditex owned Zara store in Milan, Italy, March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo - RTX340DU

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Those arrested included MNS corporator Datta Narvankar and three women, who were later released on bail, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-III) Pravin Padwal on Wednesday.

The activists barged into the showroom inside Phoenix mall on Tuesday after coming to know of the outlet selling the apparel and accessories of "Pakistani brands", said the official.

The activists shouted slogans against Pakistan and threw out the stock of Pakistani brand garments, he said.

According to the officer, the activists also warned the shop management not to sell apparels of Pakistani brands.

The personnel from NM Joshi Marg police station rushed to the showroom and detained 10 MNS activists. They were brought to the police station and subsequently arrested, he said adding they were later released on bail.

A case under section 143 (unlawful assembly) of IPC was lodged and the probe is on, he added.

Updated Date: Apr 19, 2017 22:15 PM

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