Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has written to Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis urging for an investigation into the alleged illegal activities at a bar in Khar West and for action to be taken against those involved. Raut narrated an incident where Sachin Kamble of the Sambhaji Brigade had called the police for assistance when a scuffle broke out inside the bar due to it allegedly remaining open beyond the stipulated time limit. However, BJP leader Mohit Kamboj, who was present at the bar in a drunken state, allegedly threatened the police and mentioned the names of Fadnavis and Union home minister Amit Shah, placing undue pressure on them. Raut has called for an investigation into the ownership of the bar, a case to be filed against Kamboj, and the immediate cancellation of the bar’s license for violating rules.
Raut also brought up the incident where singer AR Rahman’s live concert was stopped for exceeding the time limit in Pune and asked if the law is equal for everyone. He posted the letter on Twitter, saying, “Pune Police stop Oscar award winner #ARRahmanconcert midway for exceeding time limit. But, on the other hand one Mumbai BJP leader dances in Mumbai Bar till 3.30 am.” He then asked Fadnavis, “Isn’t the law equal for everyone? Or are your leaders bigger than the land of the law?”
The incident has once again highlighted the issue of political leaders exerting undue influence on law enforcement officers. Raut’s letter serves as a reminder that the law must be upheld for everyone, regardless of their political affiliations or positions of power. The investigation into the alleged illegal activities at the bar should be conducted swiftly and without bias to ensure justice is served.