Putting hurdles in anti-encroachment drive undertaken by NMC has proved costly for former MLA Anees Ahmed as he has been booked by police. Anees Ahmed faced the police action along with 11 others.
According to police, the NMC demolition squad, led by Deputy Engineer Arun Baburao Mogarkar (56), had undertaken an anti-encroachment drive in Chhoti Khadan area of Hansapuri in Nagpur. The squad was busy in demolishing encroachments on the road and unauthorized constructions adjacent to the wall of a primary school. At the same time, Anees Ahmed and others including former Corporator Zulfikar Bhutto, Akash Gaur, Ashish Gaur, Rahul Barmaiyya, Gopal Pattanam, Ravi Gaur, Manoj Gaur, Madan Gaur, Sunil Gaur, Nikunj Gaur and Sandeep Gaur arrived at the spot and started heckling the NMC men and put hurdles in anti-encroachment drive. The accused not only put hurdles in official duty but also indulged in abusing and beating the employees of NMC. Anees Ahmed and other accused reportedly doled out life threats to the squad men if the anti-encroachment drive is not stopped. The accused even pelted stones and damaged the glasses of JCB machine.
Tehsil police, acting on the complaint filed by Deputy Engineer Arun Baburao Mogarkar, have booked Anees Ahmed and other 11 accused under Sections 353, 143, 147, 149, 336, 337, 427, 294, 506 of the IPC and are probing the matter further.