A metropolis chief of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena was shot at by a BJP legislator final night time close to Mumbai, mentioned police. Ganpat Gaikwad fired at Mahesh Gaikwad at a police station allegedly over a land dispute and has been detained.
Ganpat Gaikwad represents the Kalyan East constituency in Kalyan, about 40 km from Mumbai. His get together is in alliance with Mr Shinde’s Sena within the Maharashtra authorities.
Two individuals had been injured within the firing, mentioned Sudhakar Pathare, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
The 2 sides had come to Hill Line police station in Ulhasnagar over a land dispute, however the MLA opened hearth through the heated talks. The Sena chief and one other supporter injured within the firing had been taken to a hospital instantly.
5 bullets have been taken out from his physique, however his situation stays important.
Ganpat Gaikwad, who was detained following the incident, instructed a information channel that the difficulty was over a land that Mahesh Gaikwad had allegedly captured. He claimed he opened hearth in self-defence since they had been misbehaving together with his son.
“Mahesh Gaikwad and Ganpat Gaikwad had some dispute. They’d come to Hill Line police station to lodge a grievance, however Ganpat Gaikward opened hearth at Mahesh Gaikwad and his associates through the talks. Two individuals had been injured,” mentioned Mr Pathare.
The Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena has slammed the federal government for failing to make sure regulation and order.
“A BJP MLA opened hearth contained in the police station and the one that was shot is near the Chief Minister and a former corporator. Each their events are in energy, so ought to we perceive that these individuals haven’t any concern of the regulation? Each engines of the state authorities have failed,” mentioned Uddhav faction spokesperson Anand Dubey.
The Shiv Sena had cut up in 2022 after Eknath Shinde revolted in opposition to then chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and fashioned authorities with the BJP’s assist. The Election Fee had final 12 months dominated in favour of Mr Shinde over the get together’s legacy.