Activists of Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena smashed the home windows of not less than one of many luxurious buses parked exterior a five-star lodge to ferry gamers for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 matches, officers mentioned early on Wednesday (March 16).
Shifting swiftly, the Colaba Police Station rushed a workforce there and arrested 5 individuals in reference to the incident.
Shortly earlier than midnight, round half-a-dozen activists of the MNS-Vahatuk Sena (Transport Wing) sneaked close to the bus, pasted posters of their calls for on the entrance of the bus, raised slogans, and began smashing the home windows.
Mumbai | An FIR has been registered towards 5-6 unknown individuals beneath sections 143,147,149,427 of IPC for allegedly attacking the Delhi Capital IPL workforce parked bus, police mentioned pic.twitter.com/aED8Z1Hd5G
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As per the photographs above, it’s secure to say that the vandalised bus belonged to the Delhi Capitals facet as DC’s motto ‘We Roar Collectively’ was written on the glass of the bus.
Watch the video of the incident right here:
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The police have arrested 5 senior MNS-VS leaders together with Prashant Gandhi, Santosh Jadhav, Bharmu Nandurkar, and they are going to be produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace Court docket in a while Wednesday.
MNS-VS President Sanjay Naik later mentioned that they have been protesting on the method by which buses from exterior the state have been employed for the aim of IPL tourney, depriving the locals of employment alternatives although they’ll present related automobiles as wanted.
“Regardless of our protests, they’ve allowed a number of buses and different smaller automobiles right here from Delhi and different elements, which is affecting the livelihood of the native Marathi individuals,” Naik advised IANS.
Notably, workforce Delhi Capitals is staying on the Taj Palace, a lodge positioned within the Colaba space of Mumbai. The members of the Rishabh Pant-led workforce are arriving in Mumbai to start their preparations for the upcoming IPL 2022, beginning March 26. DC will play their opening recreation of the match towards five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians on March 27 at Brabourne Stadium.
In the meantime, taking critical cognizance of the incident, the police have beefed up safety across the Delhi Capitals’ lodge.