The Mumbai Police arrested a person in connection with the attack on NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence during a protest by MSRTC workers.
Ajit Magare was held from Mumbai in the morning after his name surfaced during the questioning of other accused.
During the investigation into a 'conspiracy' behind with the protest, the police got some important leads which showed the alleged involvement of lawyer Jayshree Patil in the case.
Initial investigation has revealed that the protesters, who had targeted the residence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, had done a recce four days before launching the attack on Friday.
A group of striking employees of the MSRTC had staged a sudden protest outside 'Silver Oak', Sharad Pawar's bungalow on Pedder Road in south Mumbai on Friday afternoon.
Gorhe, the deputy chairperson in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, told reporters here that Pawar and his kin must be given more security in view of this 'attack'.
Over 100 striking employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) staged a sudden and angry protest outside Pawar's residence in Mumbai on Friday afternoon.
The deceased, Mahesh Lole, a resident of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur, worked as a bus conductor, an official said.
The protest came a day after the Bombay High Court asked the workers to resume duty by April 22.
The employees, who have been protesting at Azad Maidan to press for merger of MSRTC with the government, suddenly decided to march to Pawar’s residence.
The FIR has been registered against 107 persons at Gamdevi police station of South Mumbai, among 23 of the accused are women, the official said.
Mumbai police personnel used loudspeakers to ask protesting staffers to disperse immediately, announcing that the time for protests was over.
MSRTC managing director Shekhar Channe said 2,382 buses were deployed to operate 7,138 services and some four lakh people used them.
Sharad Pawar urges striking MSRTC employees to rejoin duty; Maharashtra government assures no action
NCP president Sharad Pawar appealed to MSRTC employees, who are on a strike for more than two months now, to rejoin duty.
The MSRTC operated 2,508 bus services including 2,144 ordinary ones, 13 semi-luxury, 274 Shivshahi and 77 Shivneri services as of 7 pm.