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Shiv Sena calls for Lonavla bandh

mumbai Updated: Oct 11, 2010 01:42 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

The police has arrested four youths in connection with the attack on a jeep carrying a team shooting the show Big Boss. Shiv Sena has called for Lonavla bandh on Monday to protest against the government.

The police on the basis of the description given by the driver, Yeshvant Bagal-Kothe, arrested the suspects who are all residents of Lonavla. They have been identified as Dilip Anand Gaikwad, Vijay Gangaram Akhade, Hemant Shivram Mene and Pankaj Maruti Khole.

The four have been charged with various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including violation of prohibitory orders and also assaulting by making crowd and damaging private property. According to the complaint, the four arrived on two separate bikes, stopped the jeep, assaulted the passengers and damaged the vehicle.

Sena leader Neelam Gorhe visited Lonavla on Sunday afternoon to take stock of the situation. Gorhe had a long discussion with the local party leaders after which she announced a call for a bandh. She said further course of agitation would be announced very soon.

Pune district chief Machhindra Kharade said the government would not take any action on the demand. The district administration is even neglecting the police report, he claimed.

Meanwhile, there was no development on serving notice to the channel as the entire government machinery was busy with the visit of President Pratibha Patil.