Mumbai: ASI, Shaikh Yunus Pashamiya (56), belonging to Pangaon Police station was making arrangements for Shivaji’s birthday celebrations. A gang of 200-250 right-wing activists caught hold of him and handed over the Saffron flag to him, asking him to perform Mujra.
They dragged him to Ambedkar Chowk and assaulted him. He received severe injuries on his head. He was rushed to hospital where he was given 25 stitches. They made an attempt to shave his beard. The reason was that Yunus had told them a day before flags should not be put at public places. There were other policemen with Yunus but only Yunus was targeted. He was admitted to Govt. hospital in the city.