PUNE: The Pune police on Saturday registered a case against some workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly attacking journalist Nikhil Wagle’s car and booked the latter for alleged violation of prohibitory orders.
BJP workers staged a protest over Wagle’s alleged remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and LK Advani after the leader was awarded the Bharat Ratna.
They threw ink on the car in which Wagle and two others, Aseem Sarode and Vishwambhar Choudhary, were travelling under police protection to the ‘Nirbhay Bano’ event organised by Rashtra Seva Dal in the Singhad Road area on Friday, police had said.
Based on a complaint lodged by a woman, a first information report (FIR) was registered at Parvati police station under sections 147 (rioting), 336 (causing grievous hurt by an act endangering life or personal safety) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, an official said.
The FIR states that the complainant and a few others were protecting Wagle’s car even as some BJP workers allegedly hurled stones at the vehicle and injured them, he said.
A case has also been registered against Wagle and the city unit presidents of the BJP, Shiv Sena (UBT) and Congress for allegedly violating section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), he said.
“A case has been registered against them as the event was being held without police permission,” said Sambhaji Kadam, deputy commissioner of police.