Nagpur: The Chief Officer of Kamptee Municipal Council bore the brunt of his messy affairs and not clearing the bill of a person for his work. The enraged person threw a blue-coloured poisonous liquid on the face of the Chief Officer causing burn injuries to him. Interestingly, the incident occurred during tree plantation drive on Friday and that too in the presence of a host of dignitaries including Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Ramtek MP Krupal Tumane, former Minister Adv Sulekha Kumbhare and other prominent personalities. The Chief Officer is Shashi Mohan Nanda (53) and the accused is identified as Zia-ul-Haq (42), resident of Kamptee, near Jama Masjid.
The dignitaries including the Chief Officer Shashi Mohan Nanda had gathered at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Cultural Centre, Dragon Palace in the town on Friday around 12.30 pm. After the dignitaries planted saplings, the Chief Officer was also planting a sapling. Suddenly, the accused Zia-ul-Haq appeared from nowhere and threw the blue-coloured arsenic stuff on the face of Nanda and also other employees of the Kamptee Municipal Council to protest non-clearance of his bill for the work he had done for the civic body. The poisonous liquid caused burn injuries to Nanda and also felt uneasy as some portion of the liquid entered his mouth.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by the Chief Officer, Police Inspector Mulak has booked the accused Zia-ul-Haq under Sections 328, 326, 353, 333, 506 of IPC and launched investigations into the matter.
According to another report, the incident was fallout of the stray pig menace in some localities of Kamptee and the inaction by the Municipal Council in getting rid of it. The accused reportedly protested the failure on the part of the civic body authorities in dealing with the pig menace.