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Two taxi union leaders arrested for allegedly attacking a film crew in Goa's Nerul village

Two taxi union leaders arrested for allegedly attacking a film crew in Goa's Nerul village
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Two taxi union leaders arrested for allegedly attacking a film crew in Goa's Nerul village

Two leaders of a Goa-based taxi union have been arrested for allegedly attacking some film crew members at Nerul village close to right here, police mentioned on Sunday.

The duo, recognized as Bappa Korgaonkar and Sunil Naik, was held for the assault that befell on Saturday, a senior official from Porvorim police station mentioned.

“The accused illegally entered a bungalow, the place a film shoot was on, and attacked the crew members…The taxi union leaders have been upset as a result of the film unit had employed taxis from outdoors the state for ferrying the crew members,” he mentioned.

The vacationer taxi operators in the coastal state have been on a strike for the reason that final fortnight demanding that app-based taxi aggregator- Goa Miles- be scrapped.

In the meantime, Goa Traces Producers’ Affiliation (GLPA) and Excursions and Journey Affiliation of Goa (TTAG), whereas condemning the assault on the film crew, on Sunday accused the standard vacationer taxi business of making an attempt to sabotage their enterprise.

GLPA member Shiva Baba Naik mentioned that since August final 12 months, film shoots have been more and more being diverted to Goa, from locations like Mumbai and Chennai, as a results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However as a result of ongoing taxi strike in Goa, issues have been getting troublesome for the film crew members, he mentioned.

“We (film business) are instrumental in giving jobs to numerous sectors. One film shoot means giving jobs to 25-30 sectors,” he mentioned.

“Simply since you (conventional taxi operators) have stopped your online business you possibly can’t make others cease their companies,” he mentioned.

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