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    Raj's arrest sparks protests in Pune, Nashik

    Pune (PTI): Sporadic incidents of stone pelting at municipal and private buses were reported here on Tuesday morning following the arrest of MNS chief Raj Thackeray in Ratnagiri.

    In Kothrud area, some alleged MNS activists damaged a company's bus that was taking its employees to workplace.

    Elsewhere, a few Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) buses were stoned by miscreants, police said.

    Meanwhile, police have picked up around 100 MNS activists, including some corporators since last night as a preventive measure.

    In Nashik, MNS activists set ablaze a truck near PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal's farm this morning and also damaged another truck at Vilholi-Phata area, police said.

    Incidents of stone pelting on MSRTC buses and other vehicles were reported in some areas, they said, adding vehicular traffic on the busy Mumbai-Agra-national highway was disrupted following the protest.

    Also, police have rounded up 70 MNS activists in Nashik so far in connection with these incidents and security has been tightened in the city.

    In Solapur, incidents of stone pelting on state transport buses around 0630 hours has also been reported, the police added.


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