3 MNS activists arrested for assaulting elderly woman shopkeeper after VIDEO goes viral

Friday, 2 September 2022 (13:13 IST)
Mumbai: Mumbai Police has detained three persons reportedly belonging to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for allegedly abusing and assaulting an elderly woman when she objected to Ganeshotsav advertising banner which was put up by the accused outside her shop without her permission.

Three persons namely Vinod Argyle, Raju Argyle and Satish Lad, were detained by Nagpada Police after an offence was registered against them under sections 323,337,506 504,509 of IPC.

In a video of the incident that occurred on Sunday that has gone viral now, the woman irked over her blatant refusal, the MNS activists vent their ire by abusing her and then roughing her up till she fell on the footpath.

#WATCH | A video went viral showing a man hitting & pushing a woman in Kamathipura, Mumbai on Aug 28, allegedly over installing a bamboo stick (for an ad) in front of woman's shop without consent. A non-cognizable offence lodged at Nagpada PS:Mumbai Police

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— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2022

The woman – identified as one Parkash Devi, reportedly told them to “go and hang the banner outside Raj Thackeray’s home” and Argile claimed she even abused them outside her medical shop.

Nationalist Congress Party Chief Spokesperson Mahesh Tapase slammed the MNS for the ‘brutal attack’ on an elderly woman and demanded that MNS President Raj Thackeray should clarify his party’s stance on dignity and respect to womenfolk. "Such an incident in broad daylight is shocking and we condemn it. The Mumbai Police should registered an FIR and take action against the MNS activists involved, and Raj Thackeray should also act in the matter," demanded Tapase.

MNS South Mumbai activist Keshav Muley and others immediately washed their hands off Argile, saying that the purported video is ‘incomplete’ and the party top brass will taken action in the matter.

Former Shiv Sena Mayor Kishori Pednekar slammed the MNS for the incident and urged Raj Thackeray to personally intervene and take action against the culprits. (UNI)

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