Abdul Karim Atru Khan alias Shahbaz is accused of throwing an egg at the Ganesha statue on Sunday night while the mandal members of Kamathipura’s gully No. 13 were taking procession. The egg landed on the right side of the trolley holding the idol after missing the idol.
Ganesh chaturthi, the greatest celebration in mumbai, is only ten days away, so the large mandals bring their idols at least a week or two beforehand. it is customary to bring the idols from the workshop to the pandal for all ceremonies.
Amrut kala mandal is a registered organisation that has been celebrating ganesh chaturthi in kamathipura’s gully number 13 for the past 34 years. on sunday, pandal staff members and worshippers brought the idol to their pandal from chinchpokli
The egg is said to have been flung toward the idol as the procession passed the Paddha Cottage building, landing on the right side of the cart.
After this occurrence, the mandal staff maintained their composure. Instead, they reported the inappropriate behaviour to the police by calling the police helpline at (100). A police officer was passing by on his bike when other mandal employees recognised him and told him about the event. The Nagpada police station received the information right away, and police officials, including a senior police officer, arrived to the scene.
The police then went inside the Paddha Cottage with some mandal members, including the president of the mandal, and went to the second story where the claimed throw was made in the direction of the Ganesh statue.
As per the FIR, after making some inquiries, the police went inside a nearby house that had a woman and a man inside. A man was discovered hiding in the bathroom during the search.
After the 25-year-old man, identified as Abdul Karim Atru Khan alias Shahbaz, he admitted to throwing the egg, the police and mandal members nabbed him and took to the police station.
The police filed a FIR against Abdul alias Shahbaz for inciting hostility between groups in violation of IPC sections 293 A and 153 A. The entire affair, nevertheless, has surprised the locals. Santosh Amrute, the head of the Mandal, filed the FIR stating his presence when the incident occured.
A local stated, “For all these years we have never had any problem, our area comprises of members form both the community but we were surprised to see an egg behind thrown towards the Ganesh idol. This has enraged many of us.”
Many people are upset by this occurrence since Ganesh Chaturthi, the biggest festival enjoyed by everyone in Mumbai, has never been the subject of such disrespect.
Instead, on the final day before immersion, people of all faiths gather together on the streets to pay their respects as the procession of Lalbaugcha Raja and other Ganesh idols passes by. The city is in shock after this occurrence.
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