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Mumbai Sena candidate's wife booked for assault

The police have booked Mumbai south-central Shiv Sena candidate Rahul Shewale's wife and 16 party workers for allegedly assaulting a policeman on duty. The incident happened in the Trombay area of the city.

According to the police, on the eve of Mumbai polls, a group of Shiv Sainiks led by Mrs. Kamini Shewale tried to stop a car in Trombay. They claim the car was used by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for ferrying cash that was meant to be distributed amongst voters in the area. They then allegedly pelted stones, injuring a policeman.

The policeman identified as Ashok Thorbole was rushed to Joy hospital in Chembur where he is currently recovering.

"A call was made to the police station on Tuesday midnight. The caller claimed that a car belonging to an MNS party worker was carrying cash for distributing it amongst voters. Mr. Thorbole and others went to the spot to search the vehicle. The two groups clashed injuring the constable," senior police inspector of Trombay police station, Vijay Kadam told The Hindu.

"We have booked 17 people including Mr.Shewale's wife. After verifying the facts, arrests will be made," Mr. Kadam added.

It took no time for the incident to be politicised by Mr. Shewale's opponents.The Congress candidate Eknath Gaikwad paid an early morning visit to the hospital.

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