A labour union leader of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) was arrested for allegedly misleading police and union workers about his kidnapping by a company management that led to the attack on the company, police said.
Around 200 activists of MNS labour union at Varroc Engineering Ltd here had vandalised the company property of worth Rs 20 crore last Wednesday when their union leader Dilip Kardile's mother lodged a complaint with the police accusing company management of kidnapping her son.
The truth came to the light when Kardile surrendered to the police confessing that he was never kidnapped, they said.
Kardile escaped on Tuesday to avoid a suspension notice against him by the Varroc management.
His mother lodged a complaint with MIDC Waluj police that her son had been kidnapped by the management, which led to the attack on company by MNS activists injuring more than 30 people including policemen.
Police Inspector Prataprao Bawiskar said Kardile accompanied by his friends approached Daulatabad police station with gagged mouth and tied hands.
The union leader cooked up a story that he was kidnapped and thrown in Daulatabad area gagged and tied, he said.
Kardile, however, after grilling by police and cross examination confessed that he was never ever kidnapped by anybody, but was roaming in various cities of the state, Bawiskar said.
A regional leader of the party, on the condition of anonymity, said that they would not have vandalised the company had they known that it was all drama.