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Eight MNS activists arrested for digging up pavement outside Mantralaya

Last Modified Tuesday, 17 July 2018 (15:57 IST)
Mumbai: At least eight activists of Maharashra Navnirman Sena (MNS) were arrested for digging up a pavement outside the Mantralaya, the state secretariat, in the wee hours of Tuesday as a mark of protest against on roads.
“A group of around nearly 15-20 workers of the gathered outside the around 0300 hrs on Monday and started digging up a footpath using spades and other tools to protest against the potholes on roads,” police said.
Shouting slogans and armed with tools, they soon began breaking the sidewalk outside the secretariate in a bid to garner attention.
“The agitators were taken to the Marine Drive police station, where eight of them involved in digging up the footpath were arrested,” Manojkumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone -I) said.
Meanwhile, accidents on pothole-ridden roads have claimed five lives in adjoining Thane region since last month. (UNI)
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