Nagpur: In yet another incident of manhandling and misbehavior by public representative, Shrikant Kaikade, husband of corporator Kumudini Kaikade (Prabhag 35, Pardi) slapped and manhandled Orange City Water (OCW)’s hydrant supervisor Manish Bhujbhatkar deployed at Subhan Nagar elevated service reservoir on Saturday afternoon.
Following the assault, all tanker drivers engaged in distribution of water supply especially in Pardi area from Subhan Nagar ESR went on flash strike and refused to operate tankers, depriving thousands of residents from potable water supply.
The assaulter, Shrikant Kaikade wanted a dedicated tanker in his wife’s ward and he said that no trip other than his demand should be provided in his area. On Saturday, one trip was sent on his demand which was stopped in between by some persons for the religious function. On knowing this the hydrant supervisor immediately sent another tanker trip to his area. Meanwhile, Kaikade became furious and with his four more aides came to the tanker office and created ruckus and assaulted the hydrant supervisor. He later also threatened all the drivers that next on his list of assault are the drivers.
After this incident, the tanker drivers refused to operate tanker from Subhan Nagar hydrant demanding that Shrikant Kaikade should come and apologise. Initiating a stern action in this regard OCW has lodged a FIR against Shrikant Kaikade at Kalamana Police station for manhandling and using abusive language on OCW official when they were delivering their responsibilities during duty hours.
Earlier too, OCW tanker managers, project managers, zone managers, engineer and hydrant supervisors were slapped/manhandled. In those cases also OCW had registered FIR against public representatives for manhandling and misbehaving with OCW officials.