PUNE : Shiv Sena activists ransacked the office of a private insurance company in Maharashtra’s Pune city on Wednesday, while demanding that it clear the insurance claims of farmers who suffered crop losses, police said.
Nearly 35 activists entered the Iffco Tokio General Insurance company’s office, located in Koregaon Park area, at around 11am and ransacked the premises before running away, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ravindra Rasal said.
Several computers, laptops, window glasses and furniture were damaged in the vandalism, an official at Koregaon police station said. On getting information about the incident, the police rushed to the spot.
The attackers were demanding that farmers who suffered crop losses be given their insurance claims at the earliest, he said, “They were raising slogans in support of the Shiv Sena. We are in the process of identifying the attackers,” Rasal said.
The Shiv Sena recently said around 50 lakh farmers in the state have taken crop insurance, and asked the insurers to not create any hurdles in clearance of the claims.
The state government last week approved Rs 10,000 crore as a special provision to provide immediate assistance to farmers affected by unseasonal rains.