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Shiv Sena-MNS clash: RR Patil visits constable injured

Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 7:25am IST | Agency: dna

State Home minister RR Patil visited the police constable Vikas Thorbole, who is undergoing treatment in Joy Hospital in Chembur on Saturday. Thorbole had sustained grievous injuries during a clash between MNS and Sena supporters' in Trombay.

Currently, Thorbole is in the ICU, the police said. Patil paid a visit to Thorbole around 9.45am and enquired about his health from the doctors.

Patil was accompanied by the deputy police commissioner Gautam Lakhami, and Trombay senior police inspector Vijay Kadam.

A police officer said that Patil spoke to doctors at length and enquired about Thorbole's condition. "He has asked them to provide the best treatment to Thorbole so that he could recovers soon.

Thorbole was however, not in a condition to speak to anyone, an officer said, adding that the doctors have said that his condition is stable and recovering.

The Sena and MNS workers clash occurred around 1.30am on Thursday in Mankhurd, accusing each other of distributing cash among voters. The argument soon turned violent as party workers started pelting stones at each other. Thorbole, who reached the spot was caught in between the stone pelting and sustained sever injuries that led to bleeding.

The police had arrested two persons immediately while 16 others, including Kamini, wife of Rahul Shewale - who contested elections from Mumbai South-Central - were yet to be apprehended.

The accused were booked under several sections of IPC including 307 (attempt to murder) and 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty).

On Friday, Kamini had filed for anticipatory bail application in a local court, which granted her interim protection from arrest till June.

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