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Eight more arrested for attack on Kirit Somaiya, BJP workers in Mulund


Eight more Shiv Sena activists have been arrested in connection with the assault on BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and party workers at Mulund.

The fresh arrests were made on Wednesday night, taking the number of total arrests in this case to 13, an officer of Navghar police station said.

On Wednesday afternoon, five people were held.

The lawmaker from Mumbai-North-East constituency was assaulted allegedly by Shiv Sena workers on Tuesday after they disrupted a programme organised by Mr. Somaiya wherein an effigy of ‘corruption mafia in MCGM’ (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) was to be burnt to mark the festival of Dussehra.

Three persons, including a woman, were injured in the clash between the workers of the two alliance partners. All the accused produced before a local court on Thursday, the officer said.

MCGM is ruled by the Sena- BJP alliance for the last 20 years and civic polls are scheduled early next year.

Mr. Somaiya, a former Mumbai BJP chief, has aggressively targeted Shiv Sena and has repeatedly alleged that civic body was riddled with “mafia-raj and corruption”.

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