A viral video has emerged of BJP leader Mohit Kamboj, a close confidant of deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, involved in a brawl with police outside a bar in Khar. The incident occurred after the bar stayed open past the permitted closing time of 1am, continuing until 3am.
Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut has written to Fadnavis, seeking action against Kamboj for obstructing the police from taking action against the bar for violating the deadline rules. Raut has also demanded action against the bar itself.
The Sambhaji Brigade, a local social organisation, sent one of its office bearers, Sachin Kamble, to the bar to stop the disturbance from becoming troublesome for nearby residents. However, Kamble was reportedly manhandled by Kamboj and his associates. He then called the police, but Kamboj allegedly abused and threatened them, using the names of union home minister Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis.
Raut has called these allegations very serious and has urged the government to take appropriate action against Kamboj, who also allegedly threatened to cancel the bar’s licence. Raut has shared the video footage on social media and has informed the Mumbai police commissioner of the incident.
Raut has vowed to keep the pressure on until action is taken, saying he will continue to share the video footage and raise awareness of the incident until the government takes appropriate action. Fadnavis has assured Raut that action will be taken in the matter.