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Prithvi Shaw, Sapna Gill selfie saga: Here’s what happened according to the police




India opener Prithvi Shaw was allegedly assaulted and his car attacked with a baseball bat outside a hotel in Mumbai’s Santacruz area, following which a female social media influencer Sapna Gill and her friend Shobhit Thakur were arrested. There was an argument with the batsman when he refused to click a selfie. with the influencer. The incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday. The Oshiwara police arrested Gill and seven others for allegedly threatening the cricketer by damaging his car and threatening to implicate him in a false case.

Gill is a social media influencer with over 2 lakh followers on Instagram and also has an online presence on applications such as Josh, a video-sharing app, Snapchat and YouTube. She is from Chandigarh and lives in Mumbai.

According to police officials, the influencer was called to the police station for questioning on Thursday and was arrested after preliminary interrogation proved her alleged involvement in the incident.

Gill’s lawyer argued that the affected person was a fan of Shaw and wanted to take a selfie with him. But the cricketer was drunk and misbehaved with him. He also accused the batsman of attacking Gill with a wooden bat. The police also said that Gill and Thakur were in an inebriated state during the incident.

The complaint about the incident was lodged by Shaw’s friend Ashish Yadav, who is his flatmate for the last three years and runs a cafe.

As per the complaint, Gill and Thakur approached the cricketer to take selfies at the hotel and Shaw initially allowed them to click with him. But when he insisted on taking more photographs with him, Shaw refused the demand, following which Gill and his friend, in an inebriated state, started abusing Cricket. Seeing this, the hotel manager intervened and asked both Gill and Thakur to vacate the premises.

After this incident, Shaw and Yadav had dinner at the hotel. But when they came out, they saw that Thakur had a baseball bat in his hand. The accused attacked the glass of the car. Shaw was also beaten up by Gill. The cricketer was shifted to another car while Yadav and others took their vehicle to Oshiwara.

Yadav noticed that three motorcycles and a white colored car were following his vehicle. At 4 am, the pursuers attacked his car while taking a U-turn near a petrol pump on Link Road.

Thakur was one of the people following the vehicle and hit its windshield with a bat. The six men who came on a motorcycle along with Gill and Thakur, who were both sitting in a car, hurled abuses at Yadav and his friends. Yadav then took the car to Oshiwara police station.

One of the Thakurs broke the rear window of the car with a baseball bat. Gill and Thakur, who were traveling in a car, were then accompanied by six men on a motorcycle who hurled abuses at Yadav and those accompanying him. Yadav then took the car to Oshiwara police station.

According to the police, the eight accused followed Yadav to the police station and threatened him with Rs 50,000 to settle the case, else he would file a fake police complaint against them. After this, Yadav gave a complaint against the accused. Based on the complaint, the Oshiwara police registered a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 148 (rioting), 384 (extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation) and others.

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