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MNS Workers Ransack Toll Plaza After Amit Thackeray Incident

After Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray was involved in a verbal altercation at a toll plaza, MNS workers later allegedly ransacked the plaza and forced an employee to apologize.

Amit Thackeray speaking to media about toll incident
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Amit Thackeray, son of Raj Thackeray alleged that toll plaza staff in Nashik, Maharashtra misbehaved with him on Saturday. This was following reports claimed that some of his party workers allegedly ransacked the toll plaza late on Sunday night, in response to this incident.

Thackeray was stopped at Gonde Toll Plaza in Sinnar, Nashik District at around 9.30 pm on Saturday. According to reports, he was stopped due to a mismatch on his FASTag details. After this, Thackeray proceeded to have a verbal dispute with toll staff present at the time but later left. Videos went viral on social media shortly after, showing Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers ransacking the toll plaza, allegedly as payback for Thackeray's ordeal at the hands of the plaza workers. PTI reported on the video of the incident which went viral, in which the workers also forced a toll plaza employee apologise.

No case has been registered yet, but police are investigating the matter on the basis of the video. Reports said that the police said no complaint had been received as yet because the Gonde toll administration was refusing to initiate the complaint let alone talk about the incident.

"A probe is underway into the incident and further action will be taken after CCTV etc is checked. We have not got any complaint (from toll plaza staffers) but a process to register a case is on," a Wavi police station officer told PTI.

Following the outcry and police attention, Amit Thackeray spoke on the incident and defended himsellf from Shirdi. Reacting to the developments while speaking with media, Thackeray, said, “I had come to visit Shirdi, my vehicle had FASTag on it but I was stopped at the toll plaza. When I asked the reason to stop me, the toll plaza staff started to misbehave with me. I spoke to the manager about it, and he was also rude to me too.”

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