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Nanar refinery protest: MNS men ransack company’s office in South Mumbai


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Mumbai: Just one day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray opposed the upcoming Nanar refinery project in the Konkan region, supporters of his party on Monday allegedly vandalised the office of the associated company in south Mumbai.

Around half a dozen MNS workers barged into the Nanar office in Tardeo, enquired whether they were at the correct address and then started vandalising the premises. They targeted the furnitures and fitting, glass doors, cabins and other things inside the office even as the security guards attempted to stop them. After the brief attack lasting a few minutes, the MNS workers escaped, shouting anti-Nanar slogans, even as a video on the incident went viral on social media networks.

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When contacted, Deputy Commissioner of Police Sachin Patil said the police have reached the spot in Tardeo area and are conducting a preliminary investigation into the matter. He said prima facie around six people were involved in the incident though the exact number of vandals is being ascertained.

Thackeray had on Sunday said that the Nanar project would not be allowed to come up in the ecologically-sensitive Ratnagiri district.