A person based in Thane has accused supporters of Maharashtra Housing Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad of assaulting him for his alleged social media post.
Mumbai| A person based in Thane has accused supporters of Maharashtra Housing Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad of assaulting him for his alleged social media post on Awhad. The person said that Awhad was present when his supporters assaulted him.
A civil engineer named Anant Karmuse has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against an unknown person for an assault.
In the report filed by him, Karmuse said that 4-5 policemen came to his house late at night on 5 April and asked him to come with them. They told him that they were taking him to the police station. Later in the police van, the police told him that he was being taken to cybersecurity cell office. He realized that he was being taken there for his posts on social media about Jitendra Awhad.
A couple of videos have been doing rounds on the internet in which NCP cadre is seen threatening people and making them apologize on video for posting objectionable content on NCP leaders such as Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, and Jitendra Awhad.
The person further mentioned that police took him to Jitendra Awhad’s bungalow where 10-15 supporters of Awhad were waiting with fibre, iron rods. As soon as the person got off from the police vehicle, they started beating him. He said he was beaten black and blue while Jitendra Awhad saw from the entrance of his house.
Later, Awhad asked the person about the social media post he had made. The person apologised for the post and called his wife to ask her to delete the post from his social media.
The police later took Karmuse to Vartak Nagar police station from where he was taken to hospital for treatment.
After treatment, he came back to Vartak Nagar police station and filed an FIR.