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Shiv Sainiks set MSEB office on fire

May 17, 2005 22:05 IST
Last Updated: May 17, 2005 22:18 IST

Angry over continuous load-shedding, Shiv Sena activists on Tuesday set on fire the sub-divisional office of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board in Amravati district, about 150 kms from Nagpur, police said.

More than 30 Shiv Sainiks, led by former taluka chief Hemant Hatwar stormed the MSEB sub-divisional office with torches in their hands, police said.

They damaged tables and set the office ablaze, destroying the records at Dhole Complex, the police said.

The police added that two persons have been arrested in this connection.

The Shiv Sena had threatened to take out a torch rally to protest against the load shedding in the region on May 18.

Meanwhile, opposition leader and former chief minister Narayan Rane, who is on a tour of the region, called the incident "a spontaneous reaction of people against the load shedding".

Last month, Sena activists had gone on a rampage, attacking MSEB offices at a number of places across the state protesting frequent power cuts.

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Sub: fools

complete and utter fools. How can the govt or the BJP tolerate these kind of vandals. They should be deemed a terrorist organization. I consider ...

Posted by Sunil

Sub: Have they ever done anything constructive ??

The only time I see Bal Thackeray and his men in the news is when they burn down something or disrupt something. Are these people ...

Posted by phani

Sub: God, give them some sanity

Oh God I cant believe what the Sena can do. I myself have had several hours power cut in this week itself but burning MSEB ...

Posted by Tina

Sub: Yet another Blaze of Glory!

Makes all of us proud that we have the valliant Shiv Sainiks amongst us to voice our greviences in such a positive and productive manner! ...

Posted by Alx

Sub: Do you pay your dues???

I want to know how many of these Shiv Sainik's pay their electricity dues??? How many of them have illegal connections??? Instead of torching offices, ...

Posted by Aseem Juneja


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