Kharegaon toll naka was ransacked by MNS party members as the toll naka manager abused the party leader. Out of the two toll naka managers, one is arretsed and the other is absconding. Raj Thackeray who was on his way to Nashik met his party workers at Kharegaon toll naka.
Earlier in the day, Abhishek Chinderkar, 28, who was in his car which was stopped at toll naka says, "We were heading towards kalwa police station as one of my relative has lost her mobile phone yesterday and for which she has lodged a complaint at Kalwa. When we reached toll naka, the manager of toll naka asked for toll in return we refused to pay and asked him about the basic facilities, i.e., ambulance and public toilet which are missing enroute. If it is there I was ready to pay the amount but he started arguing with me and said that, these are MNS members because of which they feel superior, Go and call Raj will talk to him on this thing', after hearing this I got frustrated as the comment was against our chief and I cannot take this. So we all came out of the car and then arguement took place for around 30minutes. We decided to put him, Lakhan Pagare, behind the bars so we left the place and lodged a complaint against him at Kalwa police station. One cannot just say anything to any one , i know its a democratic country but Raj sir is our senior and he heads the party if he does not respect him , he should not say anything about him".
Kalpana Kapote 28, who was also in the car says, "We want justice as on toll naka issue we do not have adequate facilities and that is the mian reason we are protesting since so long. The government must look in to the matter as soon as possible, its not about only we but also about our whole country who are simply paying tax with an intention that they (government ) will do good for them. At Kharegaon the member refused to pay the tax and it was because they just ask about the facilities that should be there at toll naka on which the toll naka manager got angry and started abusing our party head and even threatened us by saying that, What can a lady do and what will Raj do to him". We do not want to lead the things in fighting or any kind of problem. So we immidiately rushed to Kalwa police station and lodged a complaint."
After all this incident the MNS chief Raj Thackeray who was going to Nashik for some official work met his party members at Kharegaon toll naka around 5:00 pm. They approached the toll naka manager and got assurance that they will remove Lakhan Pagare, 35, from work. Thackeray left to Nashik soon after which the MNS party member ransacked the toll booth.
12 MNS party members were arrested, among that few were Nilesh Chavan, Avinash Jadhav, Ravi More and Sushant Suryarao by Kalwa police station. Due to shortage of space they were shifted to Thane Nagar Police Station.
Officials from Kalwa Police station says, "We will register the case as our senior officer have went to the spot. We are still investigating the things and also we are taking the statements from both the party and then will come to the conclusion."