10 MNS activists held

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Nashik, Aug 28 (UNI) As many as 10 activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) were arrested for the stone-pelting incident in Satpur suburb of the city this morning.

Following the damage of a poster of MNS chief Raj Thackeray, tension had prevailed in Prabuddha Nagar area of Satpur suburb of the city. This led to stone-pelting by the MNS workers in the area, though MNS corporator of the area Shashikant Jadhav denied this.

In the incident, three buses as well as some private vehicles were damaged. In this connection, police arrested 10 people, including MNS president of Prabuddha Nagar branch Balasaheb Aher and his activists.

A case has been registered under sections 143, 147, 149, 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 135 of the Mumbai Police Act and section 3 of the Damage to Public Property Act 1994.

According to primary report a damage of Rs 30,000 has been done to public property due to the agitation.

The MNS branch with Mr Thackeray's poster atop was inaugurated in the area yesterday. There was a spat between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and MNS workers on the occasion, which seems to be the reason behind today's incident.

The accused will be produced in court tomorrow, police sources said, adding, adequate police vigil is in place in the area and the situation is under control now.

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