Maharashtra News: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Mumbai Ashish Shelar said, ‘Maharashtra’s Home Minister (Devendra Fadnavis) has shown that if a common citizen faces any kind of harassment or assault, then its There will be legal consequences.
Jitendra Awhad News: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA and former Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad on Monday said that he has decided to resign from the assembly membership over the ‘fake’ cases registered against him by the police. Mumbra police in neighboring Thane district late on Monday night registered a case against Awhad under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on a complaint by a woman.
According to the FIR, the woman complainant alleged that Awhad pushed her while making way for him during the dispersal of the crowd after the Chief Minister’s program in Mumbra on Sunday evening.
Awhad, who was arrested on Friday, is
an MLA from Mumbra-Kalwa seat of Thane district in Maharashtra. He was arrested on Friday after he and his supporters stopped the screening of a show of the film “Har Har Mahadev” at a multiplex inside a mall in Thane city. He alleged that the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has been distorted in the film.
An FIR was registered under sections 323 (assault) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC at the Vartak Nagar police station in Thane regarding this incident. In this case, Awhad got bail from a court on Saturday.
‘ Two fake complaints filed against me ‘ The
NCP leader said in a tweet on Monday, ‘Police has filed two fake complaints against me under IPC section 354 and other charges. I am taking the decision to resign as MLA. I will fight against such police atrocities on myself. I cannot see democracy being murdered before my eyes.” Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Mumbai Ashish Shelar said, “Maharashtra Home Minister (Devendra Fadnavis) has shown that if a common man Any harassment or assault that a citizen faces will have legal repercussions. Shelar was responding to questions from reporters on NCP’s claims that Fadnavis was behind the police complaints against Awhad.
The BJP leader said, “It is as if a thief is accusing the police because they have foiled his plan.” Has nothing to do with. If he wants to resign, then give. We (BJP) will win that seat too.” Shelar said, “The Constitution has given people the right to defend themselves. He (Awhad) should use his rights instead of doing such ‘gimmicks’.