Thane, Jul 3: 'Bharat bandh' called on by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) turned violent in the city and surrounding areas as VHP activists damaged public transport vehicles and business establishments to protest the Sri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) land issue in Jammu and Kashmir.
Police said incidents of stone pelting by VHP members were reported from various parts of the city including Naupada, Wagle Estate, among the others.
Three VHP activists were arrested in connection with the incidents at Naupada.
Since morning the activists wandered in the city holding flags and forced business establishments to down shutters. In some places they placed blockades to avoid transportation. They were aggressive while staging their agitation.
Incidents of stone pelting were also reported from Kalyan, Dombivili and other parts of the district.