Nine more Shiv Sena workers held for BCCI office protest

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 20, 2015 22:38 IST
People burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest against the Shiv Sena in Karachi. (AP)

A day after 10 Shiv Sena workers were arrested for allegedly storming into the BCCI office in Mumbai and protesting against planned talks with PCB chief Shaharyar Khan, police on Tuesday arrested nine more party workers, including four ‘shakha pramukhs’ (branch heads).

The total number of those arrested in the case has gone up to 19.

After the arrest, the accused were produced in a local court which granted bail to them on a bond of Rs 2,000 each.

“These Sena workers were arrested on charges of unlawful assembly and violating the police commissioner’s order to refrain from such assembly. Our team picked them up from different locations,” said Dhananjay Kulkarni, spokesperson of the Mumbai Police.

He said IPC sections 141 (unlawful assembly), 143, 149 and 37(1) and also section 135 of the Mumbai Police Act have been slapped against the nine accused.

According to Kulkarni, the police are looking for some more Sena workers to be arrested.

Over a hundred Shiv Sena workers allegedly stormed into the BCCI headquarters in south Mumbai where its president Shashank Manohar was to meet the PCB officials, he said.

Last Monday, the Mumbai police had arrested six Sena workers for blackening the face of Observer Research Foundation (ORF) chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni, ahead of former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book launch in the city.

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