KIRIT Somaiya, a Member of Parliament (MP) from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), allegedly slapped Police Inspector Sampat Munde of Navghar police station, Mulund (east). Somaiya is also accused of releasing a wanted accused from the Navghar Police Station.
According to the police, the incident took place on August 21, 2014 at the Navghar police station. Kirit Somaiya representing the BJP party from Mumbai North-East Zone in the 16th Lok Sabha.
On April 16, 2014, Navghar police had registered an offence (CR Number 16/2014) under section 37 (3), sub-section 135 of Mumbai Police Act against Parikshit Dhume. He was wanted in Navghar police records since then. Parikshit Ghume is Kirit Somaiya’s follower and BJP’s active member.
Police Inspector Sampat Munde who is investigating the matter, called Ghume on August 21, 2014 to the police station. The process of his arrest was going on; suddenly Kirit Somaiya reached the police station with his followers. They forcibly entered the crime detection room. Somaiya slapped inspector Munde stating that how dare he (Munde) arrest his man without his permission. Somaiya forcibly took away the wanted accused Dhume from police custody.
On the same day Munde registered the entire episode in the police diary. ABI is in possession of copy of police diary.
On August 22, 2014, an NGO All Maharashtra Human Rights Welfare Association (AMHRWA) complained (copy available with ABI) to several police authorities seeking action on Somaiya.
The NGO’s (AMHRWA) president, Jayesh Mirani have threatened that if Mumbai police fails to register FIR against Somaiya he will be forced to approach the Bombay High Court.
“Somaiya should be booked under sections 353, 323, 504, 120, 34 of IPC,” said an officer from Navghar police station on condition of anonymity.
BJP as a party has been constantly in the news since its victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This is a completely new avatar of BJP MP, Kirit Somaiya who under the able hands of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is breaking the laws made for better governance and for public security. If the people’s representatives start working against the peoples good, then one can imagine the future condition of the country.
After repeated attempts Kirit Somaiya was not available for comments and his personal assistants said that he is in Mumbai but has forgotten his mobile phone in the office. She also said that he (Somaiya) has not issued any comments on the Navghar Police Station matter.
ABI contacted several police officials but no one was ready to give their comments. Even Mumbai Police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni also gave irresponsible comments. “I have no details. I have not visited the spot. It will be better to talk with zonal DCP. My comment on the issue will be not appropriate,” said Kulkarni.