Uddhav Thackeray alleges party activist assaulted over post on Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde | Thane News

THANE: A fresh political slugfest began in the state after Uddhav Thackeray alleged that a 35-year-old woman activist of Shiv Sena (UBT) was assaulted by over 20 supporters of CM Eknath Shinde, including former corporators, Monday evening for putting up an “objectionable” post on social media against Shinde.
The CM-led Shiv Sena denied the attack and said their activists had only “peacefully advised” her against posting objectionable content against Shinde. The Sena also quoted doctors treating the woman at a local hospital to confirm her good health.
The incident led to a sharp exchange of words. Uddhav, who visited Thane with wife Rashmi to see the woman, described CM Shinde as a “goonda minister” and deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis as a “fadtoos” (worthless) home minister, inviting a retort from Fadnavis, who termed Thackeray a “weak CM” who had sacrificed ideology for power.
Meanwhile, following a complaint filed by a Shinde supporter early Tuesday, Thane police booked the woman, Roshani Shinde Pawar of Titwala, under Sections 153A, 500, 501 of the IPC for posting objectionable content online against the CM and his family on April 2. An application filed by Pawar on Monday night demanding action against her alleged attackers was under scrutiny, the police said.
Now, BJP files case against woman for ‘anti-party’ post
Thane: A Shiv Sena (UBT) activist, Roshani Shinde Pawar of Titwala, lodged a police complaint saying she was approached by over 20 supporters of CM Eknath Shinde late Monday evening at her workplace in Kasarwadavli and assaulted her.
“Pawar had posted her take on social media about Sena taking over the local Anand Ashram premises, which triggered a trail of comments by a few Shinde supporters. She later apologised to end the row before it could escalate. But a few Shinde supporters landed at her workplace and started assaulting her,” alleged Sena (UBT) district president Kedar Dighe. Meanwhile, former BJP corporator from Thane Sanjay Waghule complained to Naupada police late on Tuesday about an offensive post put up by Pawar against BJP workers on March 25.
A case has been registered against her for defamation. Pawar told media she had identified her attackers and requested police to take action. Demanding action, Uddhav said, “Pawar recently underwent tests to determine pregnancy, which tested negative. She was pleading with the attackers to spare her, but they mercilessly kicked her in the abdomen. The assault has been captured on CCTV and footage given to the police.
Such gruesome action cannot be tolerated in Maharashtra. Why are the police silent?” Thackeray also lashed out at the Thane police commissioner Jaijeet Singh. The UBT camp announced it would stage a protest rally on Wednesday condemning police inaction. It will be led by Aaditya Thackeray. The Thane NCP and Congress units will join.

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