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Sena-led Bandh in ambernath peaceful; no arrests yet

india Updated: Nov 25, 2011 01:09 IST
Kiran Sonawane
Kiran Sonawane
Hindustan Times
Kiran Sonawane

The day-long bandh call by Shiv Sena's city unit to protest Wednesday's shootout received a good response. The band was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported in the city, the police said.

Four unidentified men had barged into the office of Shiv Sena city president Arvind Walekar alias Balu Walekar's office and shot at him, killing his bodyguard at the spot.

One of the assailants too, died in the firing while two others were injured.

Walekar lodged a complaint at Shivaji Nagar Police Station, in which he named four persons - Gulab Karanjule, former president, Ambernath municipal council and Shiv Sena leader, Ramesh Bhagat alias Mama (relative of Gulab Karanjule), Shyam Gaikwad, secretary, Republican Party of India, and Kabir Gaikwad (son of Naresh Gaikwad).

Walekar said, "My political and personal enmity with Shyam Gaikwad and Gulab Karanjule is well known. I have given names of those whom I suspect could be behind this shootout."

Police inspector Gautam Deshmukh, Shivaji Nagar police station, said, "We have circulated the photo of the slain assailant to all the police stations in Mumbai, Raigad and Thane regions to get some breakthrough in the case."

"Five teams are working on this case and we have so far questioned 25 people in connection with the shooutout," he added.