Mumbai : About 10 MNS workers were arrested for vandalising property at Mumbai’s Filmalaya studio on Saturday and for extorting money from businessman Raj Kundra’s staff.
A contingent of 25 to 30 MNS workers, led by Ghanshyam Parab, reached the studio at 7.45 pm on Thursday. A female receptionist who tried to stop them from barging in was allegedly manhandled, according to the police.
“The MNS party workers demanded a sum of Rs 5 lakh and threatened to stall the Super Fight League event if they weren’t paid. They used iron rods and wooden sticks to assault two male staffers, Saifee and Shakir, as their monetary demands weren’t met,” said a police official. By then, bouncers on the site stepped into the fracas and struck back at the MNS workers. The DN Nagar police was informed and eight of the party workers were arrested.
An hour later, while the police were still present at the site, another contingent of around 50 MNS workers stormed in. “In retaliation” to their peers being thrashed, this group went on the rampage. “They smashed windowpanes of vehicles, furniture and electronic items. They used abusive language and also manhandled a few of the cops present. An official from Kundra’s company, Daniel Issac, was injured,” the official added. Two MNS workers from the second contingent were arrested.