In a disgraceful incident, an office-bearer of the youth wing of the Shiv Sena was arrested for allegedly assaulting a shop assistant for refusing to provide free vada-pavs.
The accused, Sunil Mahadik, allegedly hit Chetan Geveriya (28), who works at Trupti Sweet and Farsan Mart on D J Road, Vile Parle (West), with a bamboo stick after he refused to give him 100 vada-pavs for free.
The incident occurred Saturday and the FIR was registered yesterday after CCTV footage from the shop implicated Mahadik.
According to reports, Shiv Sena has expelled the leader from the party following the incident.
According to reports, a day ago, Mahadik had sent another person to the shop demanding 100 vada pavs, a popular street-food in Mumbai, free of cost. Geveria told him that they didn’t have so much stock, so the person left.
The next day, Mahadik allegedly called the shopkeeper on his mobile phone and abused him, and said he must hand over 100 vada pavs immediately to a person he was sending.
The incident was captured by the CCTV cameras in the shop and Juhu police registered an FIR. The footage was also aired by some local news channels. Mahadik was arrested and a local court sent him to police custody.