BJP MP Kirit Somaiya booked for assaulting cop

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Mumbai, Aug 25: An FIR has been registered against BJP MP Kirit Somaiya for allegedly assaulting and threatening an inspector inside a police station in suburban Mulund, police said on Monday.

The FIR was registered last night against Somaiya, BJP MP from Mumbai North East, under IPC sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from his duty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) at the Navghar police station, Deputy Police Commissioner Vinay Rathod said.

Somaiya had allegedly indulged in a heated argument with police inspector Sampath Munde at Navghar police station and later assaulted him on August 21, DCP Rathod said.

The BJP leader had gone that day to the police station for the release of his aide, who had been summoned in an unlawful assembly case registered in April this year.

The unlawful assembly case was registered against the BJP as well as NCP workers at the police station. Somaiya demanded immediate release of the BJP activist.

The heated argument escalated to alleged manhandling by Somaiya of Munde, who refused to follow his orders.

The MP allegedly threatened the inspector with dire consequences for not paying heed to his demands, police said.


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