Car belongs to the Memon family whose son Naief had a tiff with the deputy chief minister’s son Parth at a nightclub a few hours earlier.
A group of young men, including Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s son, allegedly damaged a car in Fort early on Saturday. The car belonged to the Memon family, whose 22- yearold son Naief had a tiff with Pawar’s son Parth a few hours before the incident. The Memons have lodged a complaint with the MRA Marg police.
At 4.15 am on Saturday, four cars, led by a Mercedes, drew up outside Ahfajo House in Fort. Seven men, all in their early twenties, got out of the vehicles, walked towards a white Renault Duster parked inside the building and started to damage it. The Duster belonged to Naief’s father Nadeem Memon, a member of Mumbai Cricket Association.
“While all this was happening my son got a call from one of his acquaintances Om Ramrakhiani who said that this time it was the car and that next time it would be his head. I rushed to the window and screamed. The men got into their car and escaped,” said Memon, a well known groundskeeper for several cricket pitches in the city.
The Memons immediately rushed to MRA Marg police station and registered a complaint under section 427 (damaging property) and 506 (intimidation) against Ramrakhiani. “Later in the day we saw the CCTV footage from the three cameras installed in the building and found that Parth Pawar was orchestrating the whole thing and directing his friends to attack my vehicle,” said Memon. A couple of hours before this incident, Naief had had a tiff with Parth at a night club.
At the time of going to press the Memons were at MRA Marg police station to add Parth’s name in the complaint. “The footage from CCTv made it clear that Parth was the main guy behind the attack,” said Memon. Senior Inspector Ashok Jagdale from MRA Marg Police Station said, “We have received the fresh complaint and the video footage. An inspector has been asked to investigate, and anyone found guilty will not be spared.”
Calls to Parth and Om were unanswered. Om’s father Jay Ramrakhiani, who is a fashion designer said: “I am in Delhi and have no idea about the incident. I am shocked to hear about the incident. I will speak to my son about it,” he said. Ajit Pawar’s secretary Sanjay Deshmukh claimed he was unable to get in touch with any of the family members. “Dada (Ajit Pawar) is in Pune today and I cannot reach him. I can’t seem to get any details on the incident,” he said. .