At least 11 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers were arrested today allegedly for burning some Pakistani brand fabrics outside a shopping mall in suburban Malad, the police said. The MNS workers entered the Inorbit mall at around 4.30 PM and went to a shop where Pakistani brand fabrics and other products were being sold, a senior police official said. “We have arrested the MNS activists who torched the Pakistani brand fabrics outside the mall,” said Senior Inspector Santosh Bhandare of Bangurnagar police station. The workers shouted slogans against Pakistan and tried to vandalise the shop, the official said adding they later collected the clothes of different Pakistani brands, came outside the mall on the street and torched them.
The activists also warned the mall authorities not to sale fabrics, cloths and other products of Pakistani brands, he said. The police also rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, he said adding a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered. On April 18, the police had apprehended 10 MNS workers allegedly for creating ruckus at a showroom of Zara, in Lower Parel area here, opposing the sale of clothes of ‘Pakistani brands’.