Maharashtra: BJP’s MLA, former MP booked for remark against Sharad Pawar

Mumbai police has registered a case against BJP MLA Nitesh Rane and former MP Nilesh Rane for their controversial remarks alleging that NCP chief Sharad Pawar is involved in a nexus with Dawood Ibrahim.

Nitesh and Nilesh are sons of Union Minister Narayan Rane.

NCP leader Suraj Chavan in his complaint against the two at Azad Maidan police station on Saturday, wrote that they were defaming NCP supremo Pawar by raising false allegations.

The case was registered under IPC section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riots), 497 (defamation) and 570 (punishment for defamation).

Meanwhile, Nitesh Rane told reporters here on Sunday that, We will tell the police what we have to if an offence has been registered. What is wrong in what we said? We sided with Hindutva. We have not tried to instigate a riot. If it is a mistake to side with Hindutva, then we will commit that mistake 100 times.”