Uddhav Thackeray loyalist among five arrested for attack on Uday Samant’s car in Pune

Pune City Police have arrested five people, including Shiv Sena leader and Uddhav Thackeray supporter Sanjay Moore, in connection with Attack on the car of former Maharashtra Minister Uday Samant In the Katraj area on a Tuesday night. Police said they have registered a case of attempted murder against more than 15 people in the attack on the car of rebel leader Sina who supports Prime Minister Iknath Shinde.

Deputy Police Commissioner Sagar Patel said the charges were invoked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 307 (witnesses to the murder). “A crime has been registered against more than 15 people and five people have been arrested so far.” Patel added.

Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta confirmed that Moore, chief of the Pune city unit in Shiv Sena, was among the five people arrested in the early hours of Wednesday.

Samant’s car was attacked in Katraj Chowk around 8:30 pm by the group who had reportedly gathered for a rally for Aditya Thackeray. The car window was broken as the group attacked the car and chanted slogans against Samant, the former Minister of Technology and Higher Education in Maha Vikas Agadi, who was on his way to attend an event in which Shinde also participated.

Police had to use force to disperse the mob to make way for Samant’s car to proceed from the area.

The incident occurred at the end of a day that witnessed a lot of political activity in Pune, as Shendi and Aditya Thackeray were both in town and attending events in various places.
In the evening, Aditya Thackeray addressed a crowd in Katraj district, which was attended by a large number of supporters.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Samant said in a Marathi tweet: “Even if you call me a traitor, I am calm. Even if you abuse me and my parents, I am calm. Are you killing me now because I changed my mind? I am calm but I am not helpless. Time is The solution to all this. Please don’t test my patience. Jai Maharashtra.”

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