Four auto drivers were arrested by the Kashimira police for creating a ruckus on Kashimira Road on Thursday, threatening passengers and auto drivers from other parts of the city and for surrounding and threatening India Against Corruption (IAC) volunteers.
Arun Sinha, chairman, Jaihind Cab Chalak Malak Sanghatana, Rajesh Yadav, Anjan Kumar Pandey and Suresh Singh have been arrested.
"Investigations will be conducted and we are expecting to arrest 5-6 more people who indulged in similar acts such as threatening passengers and auto drivers from other parts of the city," said PR Purve, inspector from Kashimira Police station.
Autorickshaws are allowed to ply across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), but auto drivers' unions from the Mira-Bhayander Auto Union did not allow autos from other parts of the city to ply beyond the Dahisar check naka.
"Auto unions from Mira-Bhayander don't allow Mumbai autos to enter the area as it means they can't charge higher rates to passengers. The Mira-Bhayander auto charge is thrice that of Mumbai autos that ply as per the meter," said Preeti Sharma Menon, volunteer, IAC Mumbai.