Sunil Raut, brother of Shiv Sena [ Images ] Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut, was on Wednesday remanded to police custody till November 27 for allegedly masterminding the attack on the office of Marathi news channel IBN-Lokmat. Raut had surrendered on Tuesday at the Parkside police station in suburban Vikhroli.
On November 20, a group of alleged Shiv Sainiks ransacked the office of IBN-Lokma' in suburban Mumbai [ Images ] and beat up the staff members, accusing the channel of running reports that showed party chief Bal Thackeray [ Images ] in a bad light.
Raut has been booked as a main accused in the case for instigating the Sainiks. Fourteen Shiv Sena activists, who were arrested earlier in the same case, were today remanded to judicial custody.