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August 7, 2010 / indian

Shiv Sena activists held for vandalising news channel

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KOLHAPUR (Maharashtra): A Shiv Sena legislator and eight party workers were arrested on Saturday on charges of vandalising the office here of a news channel and assaulting a Kannada leader, police said.Legislator Rajesh Kshirsagar and his party workers on Friday ransacked the office of Zee 24 Taas, a Marathi news channel. They also assaulted Kannada Rakshana Vedika leader Syed Mansoor.

“We have arrested Kshirsagar and eight workers of Shiv Sena for vandalising and destroying private property of the news channel and assaulting a person,” senior police inspector Gyaneshwar Munde said.

The mob was angry about a live show on the channel on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue. They shouted slogans against the channel for inviting guest speakers from Karnataka and also damaged Mansoor’s vehicle.

“All nine have been presented in the local court,” Munde said.

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