Sena leader among eight injured in mob attack

According to police, the incident took place on the night of February 12 following which 32 villagers have been arrested so far.

Published: 17th February 2017 12:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2017 12:38 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

THANE: Eight persons including a local Shiv Sena leader were injured after they were allegedly attacked by an armed mob of 50 people in Koravale village in Murbad taluka here, district police said today.

According to police, the incident took place on the night of February 12 following which 32 villagers have been arrested so far. The accused were booked yesterday under sections 307, 326, 324, 323,120B, 341, 141, 143, 147, 148, 149, 504 and 427 of the IPC and also under section 25 (C) of the Arms Act. Shiv Sena leader Pandurang Dhumal (48) who is the Vibhag Pramukh, was heading the 'Darubandi Committee' of the village and had carried out raids on liquor shops with the help of local cops irking a section of villagers.

Subsequently, they hatched a conspiracy to get rid of Dhumal and his family. Accordingly, the family members of Dhumal were allegedly attacked with swords, spears and other lethal weapons including iron rods on Sunday following which they were admitted to a local hospital, police said.

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