Na­nar re­fin­ery protest: MNS men ransack com­pany’s of­fice

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

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.

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.

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