Malvani Police have made four arrests for attempt to murder charges and vandalising the office of Prahar Janshakti Party (PJP) during the inauguration on Monday in Malad (W). The accused also assaulted a party worker, which was supposedly a result of an old rivalry and was not politically motivated. The incident allegedly occurred on Monday and police are investigating the matter further.
According to Malvani police, a party worker of PJP, Irfan Shaikh, was allegedly assaulted by six people, of which four were arrested. The four arrested accused, identified as Kabir Mulla, Sadik Sheikh, Faisal Qureshi and Afzal Qureshi, along with two others, came near the office and vandalised it, following which they assaulted Shaikh on Monday evening.
An official said that Sheikh was supposed to inaugurate the PJP's new office in Malvani area of Malad (W) in the presence of minister Bacchu Kadu. When Shaikh reached the spot for inauguration, the accused men ransacked the premises, vandalised the office and beat up the complainant. While he was administered medical care, Shaikh soon approached Malvani Police and lodged a case with them, following which an FIR was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, along with section 307 for attempt to murder charges.
Prima facie, the investigation has revealed that the attack was the fallout of an old rivalry and was not a political dispute. While four men have been arrested, the search for two others is underway, said an officer attached to Malvani police station.