Nationalist Congress Party leader Jitendra Awhad was arrested by Thane police in Vartak Nagar for forcefully stopping the screening of a Marathi film ‘Har Har Mahadev’.
Awhad thrashed a person while forcing the stoppage of the film, which is under controversy.
Awhad and others have alleged that the film has presented distorted history relating to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Following Awhad’s arrest his supporters protested in front of Vartak Nagar police station.
MP Anand Paranjape and many others were also detained by the police.