INDIA: Protesters arrested for destroying imported Pakistani sugar

Published: 05/17/2018, 5:15:16 PM

The Taloja police have booked NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad of Thane and others for rioting and unlawful assembly after they allegedly destroyed sugar imported from Pakistan in a godown at Taloja on Sunday, according to India's Hindu newspaper.

"The godown owners said they did not know who damaged the sugar. But our official was at the spot at the time and recognised them. Hence, on behalf of the government, we registered a case against Mr. Awhad and other party workers," said senior police inspector Ravindra Budhwant.

With Awhad, the police have also booked NCP Thane president Anand Paranjpe, corporator Shanu Pathan and 15 party workers under Sections 141 (to overawe by criminal force), 144 (Joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon), 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of INR50) of the IPC. No one has been arrested yet.