A group of Shiv Sena activists staged a protest outside the office of the Nationalist Congress party (NCP) in South Mumbai on Monday, even as their party spokesperson announced he was switching over to the NCP.
The Marine Drive police said nine persons, among them the local shakha pramukh, were arrested for gathering in the area and creating a commotion.
"Rahul Narvekar was present in the NCP office when about nine men, including Shiv Sena's local unit chief Santosh Veer, gathered outside and shouted slogans against Narvekar and the NCP," said Ravindra Shisve, deputy commission of police (zone I). "We received a call about the protest and a team was sent to the spot. The protesters were arrested."
The police said there was no violence. The nine persons were booked under sections of the Bombay Police Act and subsequently released on a personal bail bond.