Published On : Wed, Mar 29th, 2017

Many booked for creating ruckus at BSP’s meet

A nasty drama was enacted at MLA Hostel Canteen recently when two groups of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) clashed over the demand of removal of BSP’s Maharashtra unit President Vilas Garud from the post.

A group of Garud’s supporters climbed the dais during a state-level open symposium organised under the leadership of Buddham Baburao Raut and Uttam Shelke and tore the banners and posters. One of the Garud’s supporters Nagorao Jaikar whipped out a knife and threatened Uttam Shewle of dire consequences. Besides Nagorao Jaikar, Sitabuldi Police booked 11 persons in this connection.

The other accused have been identified as Jitendra Mhaiskar(45), a resident of Pathan Layout, Gopal Nagar; Mohammad IbrahimTailor (40), a resident of Teka Naka; Mohammad Jamal (40), a resident of Asi Nagar; Mahesh Sahare (45), a resident of Indora, behind Nagsen School; Vilas Somkuwar (42), a resident of Lashkaribag; Avinash Narnawre(44), a resident of Yashodeep Colony, Mahendra Nagar; Jitendra Ghodeswar(45),a resident of Panchasheel Nagar, near Vaishali Nagar; Yogesh Lanjewar (40), a resident of Indora Zopda; Manish Patil (40), a resident of Kapil Nagar, and Prithviraj Shende (43), a resident o f Kawrapeth, Shanti Nagar.

According to Police, Buddham Raut (55), a resident of Lal Chowk, Indora, had organised a state-level symposium to ‘expose’ Vilas Garud for his failure in strengthening BSP in Maharashtra and large scale corruption in selecting the BSP’s candidates in the recently held civic polls. The accused activists along with others stormed into the MLA Hostel Canteen and created ruckus. They abused the organisers and tore posters. Accused Nagorao Jaikar(50), a resident of Chandramani Nagar, took out a knife and issued life threats to senior party leader Uttam Shewle. Following a complaint lodged by Buddham Raut, Sitabuldi Police registered offences under Sections 143, 147, 149, 294, 295(A) and 506(B) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused persons.

However, in a counter complaint lodged by BSP’s State General Secretary Jitendra Mhaiskar against expelled leaders and others, Sitabuldi police have booked 15 persons including 8 women for creating ruckus at the party meet and doling out life threats to rivals.