Cong worker ‘ assaulted’ by Rane’s son joins Sena The case
A Congress functionary from Konkan, who had accused former Congress MP Nilesh Rane of assaulting him, joined the Shiv Sena on Saturday.
Sandeep Sawant, former Congress president of Chiplun taluka, was welcomed in the Sena by party president Uddhav Thackeray.
Nilesh, son of former chief minister Narayan Rane, had been arrested by the Chiplun police, after he surrendered following a complaint by Sawant in April that he had been assaulted.
Nilesh’s surrender had come against the backdrop of a May 23 deadline set by the Bombay High Court, which he had moved, seeking anticipatory bail.
Nilesh was accused of allegedly kidnapping and assaulting Sawant in April.
According to the FIR, Rane and others allegedly kid- According to the FIR, Rane and others allegedly kidnapped Sawant from Chiplun and assaulted him en route to Mumbai for not attending a rally organised by Rane to demand reservation for the Maratha community. napped Sawant from Chiplun and assaulted him en route to Mumbai for not attending a rally organised by Rane to demand reservation for the Maratha community.
According to Sawant, he did not attend the Chiplun rally because his mother was ill. Sawant was allegedly confined to a house in Andheri and later let off. He then reached Thane and got admitted to a hospital.
The Thane police registered a case. Narayan Rane had visited Sawant in the hospital, reportedly to request him to withdraw the complaint against his son Nilesh, but Sawant refused to budge.