MNS workers booked for harassing Bengal man who they mistook for illegal Bangladeshi migrant
Pune Police have registered an FIR against some Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers who allegedly barged into the house of a man who they believed to be a Bangladeshi migrant.
Following a rally by MNS chief Raj Thackeray against Pakistani-Bangladeshi infiltrators living illegally in the country, the party launched a drive against suspected illegal Bangladeshis in Pune last week.
According to the complainant Roshan Shaikh (35), a group of MNS workers allegedly barged into his house in Balajinagar on Saturday and labelled him as a Bangladeshi national, even though he hailed from West Bengal and was working in Pune.
The complainant claimed he tried to convince them that he was an Indian citizen and not a Bangladeshi. He also showed them all the documents, but they did not listen to him.
The party workers brought Shaikh and two other persons to the Sahakar Nagar police station where officials verified their credentials and found none of them was an illegal migrant.
Later, based on Shaikh’s complaint, an FIR was registered late Monday night against seven to eight workers and office-bearers of the MNS under IPC Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147, 149 (rioting), 448 (trespassing) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Earlier this month, Raj Thackeray had held a mega rally in Mumbai to demand eviction of illegal Pakistani and Bangladeshi infiltrators from India.