Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Sunday said Mumbai Police has refused to register his FIR after he was allegedly attacked by Shiv Sena goons.
“Mumbai Police has refused to lodge my FIR. Instead, they lodged a bogus FIR stating that only one stone was hurled. As many as 70-80 Shiv Sainiks attacked me. No action has been taken by Khar Police despite intimation. This is the third attempt by Uddhav Thackeray to take my life. Earlier in Washim, then Pune and now in Khar,” Somaiya told sources.
“Mumbai Police has refused to lodge my FIR, instead they lodged a bogus FIR stating that only one stone was hurled; 70-80 Shiv Sainiks attacked me, no action by Khar Police despite intimation,” said the BJP leader.
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
An FIR has been registered and investigation is underway, a Mumbai Police official said.
Kirit Somaiya also 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.
In a tweet, Kirit Somaiya said that he was at the Bandra Police Station and would stay in his car there till action against “police officials and Mafia Sena Gundas” is taken.
Meanwhile, BJP workers reached the Bandra Police Station and raised slogans against CM Uddhav Thackeray.
Pune | Despite Kirit Somaiya informing Khar Police prior about the possibility of an attack & seeking Z+ protection, the police didn't take any action. Instead, they permitted Shiv Sena goons to carry out the attack under state govt's pressure: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis pic.twitter.com/7Nniawg8nC
— ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2022
#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.