Former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya alleged on Tuesday that his car was vandalised as he was returning from the police station after seeing arrested independent MP Navneet Rana and her MLA spouse Ravi Rana.

Somaiya said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had deployed “goons” to attack him while speaking to reporters outside the Khar police station.

Four Shiv Sena members, including former city mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, were arrested on Monday for allegedly vandalising Somaiya’s automobile.

On Saturday evening, while Somaiya was returning from Khar police station after seeing independent MP Navneet Rana and her MLA spouse Ravi Rana following their detention, his car was vandalised.

Shiv Sena workers were enraged by the Rana couple’s decision to recite Hanuman Chalisa outside ‘Matoshree,’ CM Thackeray’s personal residence, on Saturday morning.

The Rana couple later cancelled the plan due to Shiv Sena opposition, but they were detained.

Somaiya should know that jailed people can only visit their legal counsel or relatives, and that the BJP leader had no business travelling to the police station to meet the Rana couple, according to Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil.