SENIOR BJP leader Kirit Somaiya said on Monday that the alleged attack by Shiv Sena members on him at Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) premises past Saturday was with a clear intention to kill him.
In a letter to Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta, Somaiya demanded stringent action against those responsible for the attack. He has also demanded action against PMC security officials for not ensuring adequate security arrangements despite advance notice of his visit.
The former MP stated in his letter that sainiks pelted stones and lathis. They tried to break into his car and lay down before it, he said. “I request Pune police to register a case under a strong IPC section for attempted assault on my life…I also suspect there was a connivance of PMC security staff and higher BMC officials for withholding information…As I have Z security, my office had in advance informed about my visit to Pune. Accordingly, police security should have been provided. Instead, the two police personnel at PMC venue did little to prevent sainiks from assaulting me,” said the letter.
Somaiya alleged that when he entered the PMC office, there were just two people at the reception. But when he came out, there was a large number of sainiks who started attacking him.
Citing the video clips which show Somaiya stumbling down the steps on being heckled, the BJP leader sent the same as documentary proof.