22 people have been registered for allegedly shouting slogans and pelting stones at the home of Maharashtra Minister Abdul Sattar to protest his alleged remark against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule, police said Tuesday.
An offense against 22 protesters, 17 of whom have been identified, was registered at the Begumpura Police Station on Monday night, an official said.
The state agriculture minister sparked controversy on Monday with his allegedly offensive remarks against Sule, sparking protests from NCP workers in several cities.
Stones were thrown at Sattar’s homes in the city of Aurangabad and Mumbai, while demonstrations were held against him in his hometown of Sillod, Pune, Thane, Aurangabad, Jalna, Nagpur and Pandharpur, officials said.
A case under sections 143 (unlawful meeting), 147 (riot) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code has been registered, the official said.
NCP district unit president Kailas Patil, party leaders Shaikh Kayyum, Nilesh Raut, Mayur Sonavane and Anurag Patil, among others, have been named in the crime, he added.
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