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Attack on web series crew: 3 accused nabbed, remanded to custody

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A city court on Thursday remanded to police custody till June 24 three prime accused who were arrested for attacking the cast and crew of a web series being shot at an outdoor locale in Thane while Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered a probe into the incident, police said.
 
The accused Krishna Sonar, Sonu Das, and Suraj Sharma were nabbed from different parts of Thane district early on Thursday.
 
"We have charged them under Indian Penal Code sections 326, 143, 180 and others," Senior Police Inspector of Kasarvadawali Police Station Kishore Khairnar told IANS.
 
The trio was produced before the court this afternoon, and efforts are on to trace the other suspects involved in the incident which happened on the sets of the web series titled 'Fixer', he added.
 
Later this afternoon, a delegation of the series makers met Chief Minister Fadnavis in  Mumbai to apprise him of the brutal attacks and sought protection.
 
After listening to them, Fadnavis ordered Thane Police Commissioner and Konkan Range IGP to get the incident probed.
 
"Strict action will be taken if any police official is found responsible for delay in investigation or performing duty," Fadnavis warned.
 
Producer Sakett Saawhney thanked Fadnavis on social media for the action against the perpetrators.
 
At least four drunken miscreants allegedly barged onto the sets of 'Fixer' produced by ALTBalaji located in a factory premises on the picturesque Ghodbunder Road on Wednesday afternoon, creating a ruckus and vandalising the sets with sticks and rods.
 
In the attack, at least 10 members of the cast and crew of were injured, including the director of photography Santosh Tandyal, but lead actress Mahie Gill escaped unhurt as she ran and hid in her vehicle parked outside the venue.
 
The director Soham Shah also was hurt, while Tandyal later received half a dozen stitches for his injuries, according to filmmaker-actor Tigmanshu Dhulia who is also a part of the show.
 
Associate Producer Rajveer Ahuja said that the goons also damaged valuable shooting equipment, vanity vans, and lights before fleeing.
 
IANS
 

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