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Sainiks thrash MSEB staff in Pune

May 02, 2005 15:45 IST
Last Updated: May 02, 2005 20:40 IST

Twenty Shiv Sainiks were arrested in Pune on Monday after they allegedly beat up some Maharashtra State Electricity Board employees.

Those arrested were part of a large group protesting against the current power crisis in the state.

The group scaled the walls of MSEB's office at Rasta Peth and beat up the employees, police said.

The police resorted to lathi-charge to control the crowd.

Some media personnel also suffered injuries.

In Nagpur, a group of more than 20 people stormed into the MSEB office and mobbed urban circle chief engineer to protest against load shedding.

There was, however, no violence.

In Akola, Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Govardhan Sharma led a group of protesters to the local MSEB office but there was no untoward incident.

Activists of Samajwadi Party squatted on the tracks and blocked the Mumbai-bound Vidarbha Express between Ajni and Khapi station near Nagpur.

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Sub: power crisis

its time mseb's official face the wrath of the people. The corruption, long ques, sheer impudence and non challant attitude of these officials is being ...

Posted by Vijay

Sub: Maharashtra Power Cuts

Two years back, there was a POWER CUT. Last year their was not POWER CUT. And now this year is has started again. Any guesses. ...

Posted by mohammed karjatwala

Sub: Maharashtra Power Cuts

Thrashing the employees with not get any results. what should be done is to see that every one in Maharashtra Politics, the MSEB top shots, ...

Posted by mohammed karjatwala

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Sir, Sometimes Shiv Sena workers are really admirable. It is one incident. I wonder how we have entered in 21st century with a soluble problem ...

Posted by Dr. Rehan Ansari

Sub: Power shortage- sainiks beat MSEB staff

This is out of frustration. When the Govt announced free power for farmers, they thought of only votes and not of power generation capacity and ...

Posted by pm jacob


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