Former Mumbai police officer Pradeep Sharma joins Shiv Sena

According to sources, the former 'encounter specialist' may get a ticket from the Sena for the Assembly polls.

Published: 13th September 2019 08:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2019 08:05 PM   |  A+A-

'Encounter specialist' Pradeep Sharma

'Encounter specialist' Pradeep Sharma (Photo | IANS Twitter)

By PTI

MUMABI: Former 'encounter specialist' police officer Pradeep Sharma joined the ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra on Friday, ahead of the Assembly polls. Sharma, one of the Mumbai police officers who were famous for killing gangsters in `encounters', resigned from the police force in July.

He held the rank of senior inspector then. According to sources, he may get ticket from the Sena for the Assembly polls. He joined the Sena in presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray, who tied `Shiv Bandhan' on his wrist.

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Sena leaders sport `Shiv Bandhan', a thread, on their wrists to indicate loyalty to the party. Sharma said he was always inspired by late Bal Thackeray, the Sena's founder. "I am getting a good platform to do good work," he said.

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