- MNS workers beat up elderly woman
- FIR registered at Nagpada police station
- Raj Thackeray should clarify his stand on the incident: NCP
Maharashtra: Three workers of Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have been arrested after a video circulated on social media purportedly purportedly assaulting a woman in public. The three were taken into custody by the police on Thursday in connection with the incident that took place on August 28.
Controversy over the issue of pole installation
According to the police, the woman had objected to local MNS workers setting up a pillar to put up an advertisement board in front of her shop in Kamathipura area of central Mumbai, leading to a dispute between the two sides.
A video circulated on social media showed a local functionary of Raj Thackeray-led MNS Vinod Argil and two other party workers slapping, pushing and abusing a middle-aged woman, an official said. can be seen.
FIR registered at Nagpada police station
According to the official, after the video surfaced, an FIR was registered at Nagpada police station on Thursday under sections 323 (assault), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (intent to outrage modesty of woman) of the IPC. The accused were arrested late Thursday night, he said.
Meanwhile, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has targeted the MNS over the incident. NCP spokesperson Mahesh Taapsee issued a statement saying, “This is a very unfortunate and condemnable incident. Party chief Raj Thackeray should clarify his stand on the incident.”
what was the matter
Actually, MNS workers were erecting bamboo poles in Kamathipura area, but Prakash Devi asked those MNS workers not to put up poles in front of the medical shop. The elderly woman said – I was not only assaulted but also abused by MNS workers. According to the police, on August 31, three days after the assault, the woman lodged a complaint. Medical checkup of the woman has been done. Action will be taken soon.
Responding to this matter, MNS leader Keshav Mulay said – The viral video is not complete. We are not supporting this, MNS respects women but that woman kicked our party banner and misbehaved with our party workers, which has been edited from the video. Vinod Argil has a taper issue. We have faith in the justice system.