A riot like situation was averted at CBD Belapur where Sainiks indulged in massive destruction of vehicles and public property to protest land acquisition for the Special Economic Zones coming up at Raigad. The chaos led to traffic jam at the Mumbai Panvel Highway even as Sainiks went on a rampage in various sectors of CBD Belapur. Vehicles and public transport buses were evacuated midway on various routes and smashed. A similar scenario could be seen in front of Konkan Bhavan and CIDCO where farmers instigated and led by Sainiks continued to create havoc till Senior Sena Leader Manohar Joshi arrived. The police opened tear gas in several areas to bring the angry rioting mob under control. Peace prevailed in the node by late afternoon even as the atmosphere continues to stay tense. With Sujit Gaekwad and Abhay Prasad, Rajeev Mishra for Navi Mumbai News.
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