In the last two days,the Amravati police have received complaints against two MLAs for pointing gun at two persons with political background in different incidents.
The first complaint was filed against Amravati Congress MLA Rajendra Shekhawat by Munna Alisha Ajhar ,a former Congress worker,on Monday. Shekhawat is the son of former President Pratibha Patil. The second complaint was filed by Deputy Mayor Nandkishore Warhade of NCP against
Badnera independent MLA Ravi Rana. The police are investigating the case and no charges have been framed against the accused.
In the first case,Ajhar has alleged in his complaint filed at the Kotwali police station that at around 8 am on Friday,August 9,he was putting up a posters of NCP at Shyam Square when Shekhawat came to the spot. He was accompanied by his private secretary Sanjay Patil and two others. Ajhar has alleged that Shekhawat asked him instead of putting up posters of Congress leaders,why was he doing the job for NCP,Badnera MLA Ravi Rana and that of one more non-Congress politician. He then pointed his gun at Ajhar and also hurled abuses,Ajhar alleged.
Meanwhile,Deputy Mayor Warhade in his complaint has accused Rana of threatening him at gun point for moving the High Court against the diversion of Rs 12.5 crore to Badnera constituency. The money was part of the Rs 25-crore fund allotted by the state government to improve infrastructure in Amravati.
Warhade has alleged that Rana and his men confronted him in the Sharda Nagar locality when he was returning on scooter from the municipal corporation around 2.30 pm on Tuesday. Rana,it was alleged,pointed a gun at him when Warhade objected to Ranas move to repair the potholed roads in Sharda Nagar. Warhade is the corporator from Sharda Nagar. Rana allegedly questioned Warhades move to approach the HC on funds issue. He kicked Warhade and then took the security constables gun and pointed at him.
However,Rana has refuted the allegation that he pointed a gun at Warhade. He has alleged that it was Warhade who picked up a quarrel with him over the road repairs that was being done under his supervision.
Local residents and workers of my organisation,Yuwa Swabhiman,beat him up since they were angry with the corporation sitting over Rs 25 crore given by the Chief Minister for the city for the last six months. And they have gone to court against its use. The city is full of potholes and filth and they are doing nothing. So,I personally took it up and was supported by the local residents. If the civic representatives wont do the necessary work wont people beat them up? Rana asked.
Meanwhile,Shekhawats aide Satish Kadu has said that the allegations of Ajhar were false. Shekhawat was in a Shahid Diwas programme at the time quoted by the complainant. Also,his gun is at Mumbai. Shekhawat himself has asked for an inquiry into the malicious and mischievous allegations, Kadu said. Amravati Police Commissioner Ajit Patil said inquiries are on in both the complaints. Action will be taken if allegations are found to have any substance, he said.