- Cricket Winner | February 18, 2023 | 3:53 pm
Mumbai police extended their interrogation process surrounding the Prithvi Shaw assault case as they arrested the fourth accused on Saturday. The Prithvi Shaw assault case broke out earlier this week during an argument over clicking selfies reached four on Saturday, a Mumbai police official said.
The development comes after social media influencer Sapna Gill and her friend Shobhit Thakur were held on Saturday.
The India opener was manhandled before his car was attacked with a baseball bat after the row started over clicking selfies in a luxury hotel in Mumbai.
Prithvi Shaw assault case: What is the development around the case?
Initially, a total of eight persons were charged with rioting, assault, putting a person in fear of death by Oshiwara police in connection with the incident on the complaint of Shaw’s friend Ashish Yadav.
“When Prithvi refused to take repeated selfies by the same person, he was asked to leave. A scuffle broke out after that. Sapna Gill and her friends later attacked our car and damaged the windscreen with a baton. There was no assault from any side, they just attacked the car,” Ashish told Times Network.
“An offence was registered in Oshiwara police station, Mumbai, under the section of unlawful assembly, extortion and other sections. The accused in the case damaged the car of the complainant (Prithvi Shaw) and then demanded Rs 50,000 to let go of the matter. One accused has been arrested, efforts are underway to nab others. No counter FIR or counter allegations have been made so far. We will investigate if the other side makes any complaint.” said DCP Zone 9 Anil Paraskar.
The police, on investigating the matter, said that Thakur played a major role in the incident. As per police, Gill and Thakur had approached Shaw for selfies, which led to an argument as the cricketer refused to oblige after a couple of mobile phone photographs.
However, Gill’s advocate Asif Ali Khan, alleged that the Mumbai cricketer hit his client in drunk state.
“In the five-star hotel, social media influencer Sapna Gill just went to Prithvi Shaw as a fan for taking a selfie with him. They were having a party, Prithvi Shaw was drunk and he was holding a bat in his hand and he hit with his bat to Sapna. Then the next day, he went to the police and filed the case,” claimed Deshmukh.