The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists from Mumbai’s adjacent district Thane, reportedly, took the law in their own hands when they ransacked a couple of offices of Torrent Power on Thursday, Jan 7. Few videos of the incidents have gone viral on social media where the MNS activists could be seen vandalising the office infrastructure in the presence of what appear to be a number of security guards.
As per police, the MNS protesters were angry over alleged excess billing and false complaints lodged by Torrent Power against its consumers. A report by news agency PTI claimed that the two offices that borne the brunt of protesters’ anger include one at Oswal Wadi & the other at Vanzarpatti Naka in Thane’s Bhiwandi.
Thane’s MNS spokesperson, Nainesh Patankar, narrated that Torrent Power is involved in coercive process of bill charge collection from it’s consumers and sending hefty bills to the consumers, as per PTI report. The report also reveals that the group of MNS activists involved in the rampage was led by Bhiwandi city MNS head Manoj Gulvi.
On the other hand, the official spokesperson of Torrent Power reprehended the vandalism by MNS protesters and termed it an unwarranted action. The police in-charge of Narpoli police station informed that the police will charge the culprits with relevant provisions of IPC and further action will be decided accordingly.