Five workers of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena were arrested on Sunday following a clash with supporters of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s faction. However, he was later released on bail.
Five Army personnel have been charged under various Indian Penal Code sections including 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation). A case was registered under
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against 10 to 20 members of both the sides, including local MLA Sada Sarvankar, after receiving complaints from the two groups, the news agency said. PTI Reported by quoting officials.
This comes after Santosh Talavane of the Shinde camp was allegedly attacked by 31 people, including Mahesh Sawant, who belongs to the Thackeray-led army, in New Prabhadevi area around 12.30 am.
Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant, who represents the Thackeray camp, demanded action under the Arms Act against Shinde camp MLA Sada Sarvankar for publicly firing at the clash site. He warned that his party would hit the streets if action was not taken against Sarvankar.
The Member of Parliament said that there was an argument over this issue and after the Ganesh Visarjan, around midnight, workers of both the Shiv Sena factions clashed with each other. Sawant alleged that Sarvankar verbally abused the rival group and opened fire twice in public.
Sarvankar, however, denied firing and claimed that his rivals were trying to defame him.
Initially an FIR was registered. Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranay Ashok said that now another FIR has been registered under sections of the rioting and Arms Act. “Police are investigating those involved in the scuffle and action is being taken against them,” he said.
Based on a complaint by Santosh Talwane, Dadar police arrested five Shiv Sena workers, including Mahesh Sawant, and were later released on bail, another official said.