Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article

Home > News > PTI

Accused in Star News vandalism case held

June 07, 2007 05:30 IST

A 28-year-old man who allegedly instigated the group, which attacked the office of private news channel Star News in April, has been arrested from Kolhapur, police said on Wednesday.

Dhananjay Desai had allegedly instigated a group of youngsters claiming to be activists of the Hindu Rashtra Sena to vandalise the property of Star News in Mahalakshmi on April 16.

The group had damaged the Star News office after the channel aired a report about a minor girl from Surat allegedly eloping with a boy from a different community.

Desai, who was not present at the site of the incident, was arrested following a tip-off. He has cases of rioting, chain snatching and robbery registered against him in Pune, the police said.

© Copyright 2007 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.