Awhad appeared on the Vartak Nagar police station in Thane metropolis in reference to the case on Thursday, stated a senior police official.
His assertion was recorded and he was produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace who launched the minister on a money bond of Rs 10,000 and one surety, the official added.
Anand Karmuse, the complainant, had alleged that he was taken to Awhad’s bungalow and overwhelmed up within the minister’s presence over a social media submit.
The Bombay Excessive Court docket had directed the Thane police to conduct correct probe and take mandatory motion after Karmuse sought Awhad to be made an accused.
Karmuse, a civil engineer, had alleged that some police personnel visited him on the night of April 5, 2020, and advised him that he must go to the police station, however as an alternative took him to Awhad’s bungalow.
On the bungalow, he was overwhelmed up by ten to fifteen males over a morphed image of the minister he had shared on Fb, Karmuse stated. Awhad was current through the incident, he alleged. The minister had denied the allegations.
As per a police assertion, a case has been registered at Vartak Nagar police station below IPC sections 324 (assault), 365 (kidnapping) and 506 (prison intimidation).
BJP chief and former MP Kirit Somaiya demanded that Awhad be sacked from the cupboard.
Chief of Opposition within the Maharashtra Legislative Council Pravin Darekar alleged that the arrest and subsequent bail appeared be “staged by the state authorities”.
“He was merely taken to police station and instantly given bail,” the BJP chief stated.