Mumbai: Hours after Union Minister Narayan Rane was arrested by the Mumbai Police over his ‘slap’ remark against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, a video has gone viral on social media claiming to be the circumstance under which the politician was picked and arrested. In the viral video, Rane was arrested by the Police while he was having his lunch. Several BJP workers can also be seen in the video clip trying to block the Police from arresting the minister. The BJP workers, while blocking the Police, asked for sections and charges under which they were arresting Rane. Several senior officials of the Mumbai Police can be seen in the video available at the spot to make the arrest. There was a heated commotion between Nilesh Rane (Narayana Rane’s son) and the Police. As per the audio, Nilesh can be heard saying: “How dare you touch him.”Watch The Viral Video Here:
Rane, who was seen having food in the video, was being requested by the Police officers to come with them. The Union Minister was arrested over his controversial remarks against Uddhav Thackeray in which he said he would slap the Maharashtra chief minister.Rane had said that he would have slapped Thackeray over the latter’s ignorance of the year of India’s independence.According to reports, Rane was taken into custody by police in the coastal Ratnagiri district, where he is travelling as part of the Jan Ashirwad Yatra, and taken to the Sangameshwar police station. Police said that a complaint was lodged by Nashik city Shiv Sena unit chief at the cyber police station there, after which an FIR was registered against Rane under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 505(2) (mischief), 153-B (1)(c) (remarks likely to cause disharmony, or feeling of enmity or hatred or ill-will).