Mumbai, Sep.7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Gopinath Munde was detained at Mumbai airport by state police on Monday before he could go to violence-hit Sangli district to address a meeting there.
Officials said he was detained as his address could aggravate the tense situation in the district.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Brijesh Singh said Munde was prevented from going to Miraj in wake of communal clashes there. His boarding pass was seized.
The trouble had started on Anant Chaturdashi day-September 3-- when some pro-Hindutva organisations tried to raise an arch on the Ganesh idol immersion procession route, depicting murder of Mughal warrior Afzal Khan by Shivaji as recorded in the Maratha history.
This led to a clash between two groups and violence that had repercussions in Sangli city also. (ANI)