Kirit Somaiya, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Maharashtra unit, who was attacked in Mumbai last Saturday, allegedly by the Shiv Sainiks, on Tuesday filed a complaint against police officials who, he said, had registered a ‘fake FIR’ against him in connection with the incident.
“Khar Police Station registered My Complaint against Police Officials, who registered a FAKE FIR in My Name of Khar Assault/Incident. It’s criminal conspiracy to protect Shivsena Gundas who tried to kill me. FIR demands action under section 467, 465, 466, 471, 167, 217, 218, 120b of IPC,” Somaiya posted on Twitter, attaching with his post a screenshot of the complaint registered by him.
The former parliamentarian from the Mumbai North-East constituency further remarked that the Mumbai Police is ‘exposed’ for circulating an ‘illegal FIR.’ He tweeted, “It’s shocking Mumbai Police accepted they registered a FAKE illegal FIR in My Name Khar Police Officials says they receive an unsigned FIR from Bandra Police Station. Sec 154 CRPC says signature is must.”
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The development came a day after the 68-year-old leader led a BJP delegation to the Union home ministry in Delhi, where it met Minister of State (home) Nityanand Rai and home secretary Ajay Bhalla, and apprised them of the incident.
Last Saturday, Somaiya went to the Khar Police station to meet the arrested lawmaker couple from Amravati–independent MP Navneet Rana and her husband, independent MLA Ravi Rana. There, his car was pelted with stones by 100 ‘Shiv Sena goons’; the police have arrested four people, including Shiv Sena leader and former Mumbai mayor Vishwas Mahadeshwar, for allegedly attacking Somaiya.