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Sena-MNS workers clash as candidates file papers

Large number of Shiv Sena and MNS workers clashed today outside the Old Custom House in South Mumbai.

Large number of Shiv Sena and MNS workers clashed today outside the Old Custom House in South Mumbai here when respective party candidates Arvind Sawant and Aditya Shirodkar reached there to file their nominations. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

Arvind Sawant of Shiv Sena filed his papers from Mumbai South and Shirodkar contesting on MNS ticket filed his nomination from Mumbai South Central. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

According to police, atleast 300 workers of both parties came to blows, hit each other with flag sticks, shouted slogans and pelted stones and empty bottles. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

In the melee, a cameraman of a Marathi news channel suffered head injuries after being hit by a broken bottle and had to be hospitalised. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

Atleast 12 Sena and MNS workers were detained after the clash, police said. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai and Sawant blamed MNS for the incident. They condemned violence and demanded a probe into it. Sawant alleged that the clash was "planned" and sought to know how bottles were carried by MNS workers into the area. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

Also, Desai, along with former BJP MLA Raj Purohit and Sena leader Pandurang Satpal, met Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria and apprised him about the incident and alleged that the incident was pre-meditated by the opponents. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)