//Zee attack: Sena activists ransack Godbole`s residence

Zee attack: Sena activists ransack Godbole`s residence

Pune, Feb 11: At least 10 Shiv Sena activists today barged into the residential premises of Shrigan Godbole here, the script writer of the controversial skit "kaka Mala Vachwa" (uncle, protect me) and three of them have been arrested for ransacking and trespassing, a senior police official said.

Taking a cue from the recent editorial in party`s mouthpiece "Saamna" which justified the recent attack on Zee Television channel`s Mumbai office for staging the controversial skit on the Thackeray family feud at an award function organised by the media company on February five, the Shiv Sena activists stormed into the house of Godbole at Fergusson College Road here.

When the Shiv Sena activists tried to forcibly enter the house of Godbole, his mother shut the door on them, following which they indulged in ransacking a dressing table and flower pots lying in the verandah, Dilip Shepal, Assistant Commissioner of Police, told media persons.

He said a case has been registered at the Deccan police station in this connection and three of those involved in the attack have been arrested.

Others have been identified and would be soon nabbed, the police official said.

Incidentally Godbole, who happens to be the script writer of the controversial skit, is a regular columnist of "Saamna".

Meanwhile, noted actor Mohan Agashe said attack by Shiv Sainiks at the residential premises of Shrirang Godbole, who scripted the satirical skit on Thackeray family feud was "unacceptable."

Agashe, who happened to be a witness to the ransacking of Godbole`s residential premises told media persons "this is not done. With violence nothing is achieved."

The well-known actor denied rumours that he was manhandled by the Shiv Sena activists.

"I just happened to be visiting Godbole’s when I saw the commotion outside their house. His mother was talking to some persons at the gate. When I enquired what was the matter I came to know they were Sena activists. I told them to hold on and that things could be sorted out through talks. However, a few among them began throwing stones at the house and in the meantime police too arrived," Agashe added.

Bureau Report, ZEE News
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