Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarwankar on Sunday allegedly fired during a clash between workers of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s camp, following which the police booked Saravankar, his son and some others. registered. However, Saravankar, who represents Mahim assembly constituency, denied firing and claimed that his rivals were trying to defame him. He also said that if the police called him for questioning, he would cooperate with them.
Police also arrested five activists of Shiv Sena’s Thackeray camp, who were later released on bail, officials said. Police said activists from both the sides clashed in Prabhadevi area of central Mumbai after midnight on Saturday and sometime later a scuffle broke out outside Dadar police station, where Saravankar opened fire.
Talwane is part of Shinde camp
He said that both the groups gave complaints against each other, following which an FIR has been registered against 10 to 20 members of both the sides. According to the police, the incident took place in New Prabhadevi area around 12.30 pm, in which Shiv Sena functionary Santosh Talwane was allegedly attacked by Mahesh Sawant and 30 others. Talwane is part of the Shinde camp, while Mahesh Sawant is from the group led by former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
riots also started
The workers of both the camps again came face to face outside Dadar police station. A police officer confirmed that MLA Saravankar, who was present there, opened fire. After that the MLA, his sons Samadhan Saravankar, Talwane and others were booked under sections of the Arms Act, the official said. They have also been charged with rioting and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he said.
Scuffle between two groups till late night
Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranay Ashok said, ‘There was a scuffle between two groups in Dadar late in the night. Initially an FIR was registered. Now another FIR has been registered under sections of the rioting and Arms Act. 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.
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