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Sena leaders meet top cop over hotel vandalism

india Updated: Jan 30, 2009 00:30 IST
Rajendra Aklekar

A delegation of Shiv Sena leaders led by Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut called on Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor on Thursday, following the arrest and release of Sena leaders in the Hotel Intercontinental attack case.

The delegation told Gafoor that the Sena was not responsible for the incident. “It happened because the hotel administration sacked 21 employees and it was an impromptu reaction. The hotel administration was also at fault, as it did not allow the party delegation to talk with the management,” said a Sena leader, who had been part of the delegation.

Gafoor has reportedly asked Joint Commissioner of Police K.L. Prasad to probe the matter.

Raut was arrested and released on January 28 in the case. “Twenty-one workers, who tried to form a Sena union, were given pink slips citing recession. The real reason was the management did not want a Sena union,” Raut had told Hindustan Times.