Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya was allegedly attacked by Shiv Sena workers outside the Khar Police Station in Mumbai when he went to meet Independent Amravati MP Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana after their arrest on Saturday night.
The Shiv Sena workers allegedly pelted stones at Kirit Somaiya’s vehicle, following which he got injured.
Kirit Somaiya has alleged that the attack on him was a planned conspiracy hatched in connivance with the state government and the Commissioner of Mumbai Police. He added that a panel of BJP leaders would visit Delhi to register a complaint regarding the incident.
“Mumbai Police has refused to lodge my FIR, instead they lodged a bogus FIR stating that only one stone was hurled and Shiv Sainiks were 3 km away. 70-80 Shiv Sainiks me, no action attacked by Khar Police despite intimation. The attack on me was sponsored by the Thackeray government. Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey is responsible,” said the BJP leader.
An FIR has been registered and investigation is underway, a Mumbai Police official said.
Kirit Somaiya alleged that CM Uddhav Thackeray had tried to kill him and this attack was the third attempt. “Third attempt by Uddhav Thackeray to take my life- Washim, Pune and now Khar,” he said.
I am injured, I am sitting in my car. Till action against police officials and Mafia Sena Gundas are not taken , I will stay in My Car at Bandra Police Station@BJP4India
— Kirit Somaiya (@KiritSomaiya) April 23, 2022
Meanwhile, BJP workers reached the Bandra Police Station on Saturday night and raised slogans against CM Uddhav Thackeray.
#WATCH | Mumbai: Sloganeering outside Bandra Police Station by BJP workers following an attack on party leader Kirit Somaiya allegedly by Shiv Sena workers.
Somaiya had reached Bandra PS some time ago. pic.twitter.com/t6qhv1uLSO
— ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2022
Former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis tweeted a video of Kirit Somaiya and said that law and order situation in Mumbai and Maharashtra had collapsed.
It’s a total collapse of law & order situation in Mumbai & Maharashtra!
goons attacked @BJP4Maharashtra leader @KiritSomaiya ji right in front of Khar Police Station & in presence of police personnel.
This is absolutely unacceptable!
We demand strongest action!#Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/FXl7AMhQem
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) April 23, 2022
MLA Ravi Rana and his wife independent MP Navneet Rana were arrested in Mumbai on Saturday. The MP-MLA couple had arrived in Mumbai and threatened to recite the Hanuman Chalisa outside the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Matoshree.