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Sena-BJP backed bandh in Thane over missing corporator

March 04, 2012 16:52 IST

Sporadic incidents of violence on Sunday marred the Thane bandh called by the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI combine over police inaction in tracing a missing corporator.

The shutdown, which paralysed life in the city, was called by the combine (maha yuti) to protest alleged lax attitude of the police in tracing BJP corporator Suhasini Lokhande, who is missing since February 24, a week after result of the local civic body polls was declared.

According to the police, several buses were damaged in stone pelting and tyres were burnt on roads by protesters.

No arrest has been made till now, they said.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena and BJP today asked the State Election Commission (SEC) to postpone the March 6 Thane Mayoral poll in view of Lokhande remaining untraceable.

The demand was made in a letter submitted to SEC.

Maintaining that the BJP Corporator may have been abducted, the letter alleged that certain parties were using dubious means to win the Mayoral poll.

Nazeeb Mulla, NCP candidate for Mayor's post, said no party has a right to make wild allegations.

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