Mumbai: Police has arrested 8 people belonging to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) undercharges of damaging public property and breaching prohibitory orders. They were seen damaging road in front of Mantralaya to protest against potholes in the city late on Monday night.
MNS workers also vandalised a PWD office in Navi Mumbai.
A video in the connection surfaced, in which around 10 MNS workers can be seen damaging the road outside the administrative headquarters of the Devendra Fadnavis government.
On July 16, MNS workers vandalised a PWD office in Navi Mumbai over pothole-related deaths in the state.
In a video, the party workers were seen throwing chairs and damaging office property.
Maharashtra PWD minister Chandrakant Patil, who earlier got criticised for claiming that potholes cannot be entirely blamed for accidents, said he didn't mean to hurt anyone's sentiments.
"I did not mean to hurt anyone's sentiments. I had made a general statement," Patil told ANI.
Around 6 persons have lost their lives in and around Mumbai due to potholes this monsoon season. The problem has escalated due to incessant rains.
According to data, nearly 3,600 people had died due to potholes in 2017 across the country.