Uddhav Thackeray tying the “Shiv Bandhan” on Pradeep Sharma’s wrist.
A police officer stated to have over 100 encounter killings underneath his belt joined the Shiv Sena forward of the meeting elections in Maharashtra on Friday night.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray welcomed former Senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma into the fold by tying the “Shiv Bandhan” — a ceremonial thread indicating one’s loyalty to the celebration — on his wrist and handing him a saffron flag. “His gun used to speak until recently, but now his mind is doing that,” he stated, referring to Mr Sharma’s repute as an “encounter specialist”.
Addressing celebration staff on the occasion, Mr Sharma stated that he had all the time been impressed by late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. “I am getting a good platform to do good work,” he stated amid shouts of “Jai Shivaji” and “Har Har Mahadev“.
In keeping with information company PTI, he could contest from Nallasopara in Palghar on a celebration ticket within the upcoming elections.
Mr Sharma was heading the anti-extortion cell of the Thane police when he utilized for voluntary retirement after 35 years of service in July. It was formally accepted by the Maharashtra authorities on September 9.
The previous police officer was faraway from service by the state authorities in 2008 over his alleged involvement in a faux encounter case. He was reinstated in 2017, 4 years after being acquitted by a periods courtroom.
Mr Sharma was initially imagined to retire from service in Might 2020.
After a rousing joint efficiency within the latest Lok Sabha elections, the Shiv Sena and the BJP have determined to increase the collaboration to the upcoming Maharashtra meeting polls. At current, BJP has 124 of the 288 seats within the meeting whereas the Shiv Sena has 61.
By the way, former Nationalist Congress Social gathering state president Bhaskar Jadhav additionally joined the Shiv Sena within the presence of Uddhav Thackeray after resigning as an MLA on Friday.
(With inputs from PTI)
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