Brandishing swords in public: Case registered against Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad and Textile Minister Aslam Sheikh
According to Mumbai Police officials, an FIR has been registered on Monday against Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, Textiles Minister Aslam Shaikh, and others for allegedly Waving swords at a function in suburban Bandra.
Gaikwad is the MLA from the Dharavi Assembly constituency in Mumbai. Shaikh represents Malad (West) segment. Both the ministers belong to Congress which is one of the three constituents of the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
On Sunday night, an event was organized to welcome Congress minority cell chairman Imran Pratapgarhi, at the Rang Sharda Bhavan in Bandra.
On the occasion, to welcome the minister, swords were brandished by other ministers present at the function. The videos and pictures of the event have gone viral in which Shaikh, Gaikwad, and Pratapgarhi can be seen brandishing swords.
According to the official, the FIR was registered after the police took cognizance of the incident. Sections of the Bombay Police Act and the Arms Act are invoked in the FIR, he said.
BJP functionary Mohit Kamboj, however, claimed that the police registered the FIR on his complaint.
“FIR Registered By Mumbai Police Against Minister Aslam Sheikh, Minister Varsha Gaikwad and Others Congress Leaders On My Complain Yesterday Of Bandra Sword Incident! Satyameva Jayate!” he tweeted.
FIR Registered By Mumbai Police Against Minister Aslam Sheikh , Minister Varsha Gaikward and Others Congress Leaders On My Complain Yesterday Of Bandra Sword Incident !
Satyameva Jayate !
— Mohit Kamboj Bharatiya – मोहित कंबोज भारतीय (@mohitbharatiya_) March 28, 2022
Further investigation is underway, the police official said.
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