Rashtrawadi Sena chief arrested for Maha Sadan vandalism

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New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) Barely 24 hrs after nearly two dozen of Rashtrawadi Sena activists ransacked the Maharashtra Sadan reception on Copernicus Marg here, its chief was arrested from Tilak Marg area of New Delhi district this afternoon.

According to a senior police official, Jai Bhagwan Goyal, head of 'Rashtrawadi Sena', was arrested around 1530 hrs when he had come to the court, where the other five arrested yesterday were being produced, and sent to Tihar.

''He too was produced before a local court and been charged for rioting.'' With his arrest, in all, six people have been arrested in connection with yesterday's vandalism, he added.

Goyal later in the evening had owned responsibility for the vandalism while claiming that this was ''merely a warning'' and even now if Raj Thackeray was not arrested, none of Maratha MPs would be allowed to enter the Parliament here.

Nearly 25 activists of Rashtrawadi Sena, demanding arrest of MNS chief Raj Thackeray for attacking north Indians in Mumbai and raising 'Go Back Marathis' slogans, had barged into the reception of the Maharashtra Sadan on Copernicus Marg yesterday afternoon and ransacked the furniture and other items, besides breaking window panes and glassware kept there.

Sources said the Rashtrawadi Sena, led by Jai Bhagwan Goyal, is a breakaway faction of the Delhi Shiv Sena.

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