Congress MLA Nitesh Rane and two of his supporters have been arrested for assaulting Deputy Engineer Prakash Khedekar of the National Highways Authority of India. The incident took place at Kankavli in the coastal district of Sindhudurg.

Rane and his supporters, including the President of Kankavli Municipal Council Samir Nalawade today purportedly poured buckets full of mud on the deputy engineer and also tried to tie him to a bridge while shouting abuses over the pathetic state of Mumbai-Goa highway. 

An FIR was registered against the Congress leader and at least 40 of his supporters under several provisions of the Indian Penal Code. Sindhudurg SP Dikshit Gedam said, 'Nitesh Rane and two of his supporters have been arrested and search for other accused is on. They will be produced in court tomorrow.' Rane surrendered before police in Kankavali station in Sindhudurg district on Thursday.