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Maharashtra: MNS Leader Sandeep Deshpande Names 'Thackeray' In FIR After Being Attacked; Attempt-to-murder Case Registered

Shivaji Park police have registered a case of attempt-to-murder against three to four persons for assaulting the MNS general secretary and former corporator Sandeep Deshpande who sustained injuries after being attacked with a cricket bat and stump.

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MNS Leader Sandeep Deshpande
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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Sandeep Deshpande named 'Thackeray' in his statement to the police after being attacked with a cricket bat and stump by a group of people while he was on a morning walk in central Mumbai's Dadar area on Friday morning.

The MNS leader claimed the attackers said, "You messed with Thackeray." He added that the attackers also used foul language when they hit him.

Deashpande also gave the description of his attackers to the police and said he would identify them if they ever come in front of him again. Eight police teams have been formed to trace his attackers.

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Shivaji Park police have registered a case of attempt to murder against three to four persons for assaulting the MNS general secretary and former corporator, the official said. 

The official said Deshpande sustained two fractures in his right hand and injuries to his legs in the attack. He was taken to a nearby hospital and discharged after treatment, he said.

The police are going through footage from CCTV cameras in the area to ascertain the identities of the attackers, who had covered their faces, he said.

“We have got some clues about them,” said the official, refusing to disclose more. 

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Police have pressed charges under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including 307 (attempt to murder) and 506-II (criminal intimidation), said the official, adding that further investigation is underway. 

Deshpande’s party colleague Akhil Chitre later released a video saying the attackers will be paid back in the same coin.

(With PTI Inputs)

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