Shiv Sena's Mumbai South Central candidate Rahul Shewale alleged here today that police head constable Ashok Thorbule was seriously injured after he went in a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) vehicle on the night of April 23.
According to the police, Thorbule was injured after clash between Shiv Sena and MNS workers on the eve of Lok Sabha polls. Shewale's wife Kamini and 16 other Shiv Sena party workers were booked for allegedly assaulting the policeman on duty, which happened in the Trombay area of the city.
"The incident happened after the policeman went in the MNS vehicle. My wife was not present when the incident took place. She has been falsely implicated in the case," Shewale said, addressing a press conference. "MNS leaders exerted pressure on the police to include my wife's name in the case," he claimed. The Shiv Sena leader also alleged MNS leaders were the ones distributing money on the eve of polls in the city on April 24."The Shiv Sena can never assault a policeman. We condemn the incident. We want a thorough probe to be conducted into the incident and strict action should be taken against the culprit," Shewale said.
He also alleged that Thorbule was attacked by a person with a criminal background. "Also, he was attacked with a sharp object," he said. Shewale also raised sharp objection to the presence of MNS' Pune Lok Sabha candidate Deepak Paigude. "We want to know what Paigude was doing there," he said.