An undertrial MLA of the Nationalist Congress Party has been booked by the Mumbai Police Thursday after he threatened the chief medical officer at Arthur Road Jail on Wednesday.
Police said Ramesh Kadam, the MLA from Mohol in Solapur, was arrested in August last year on charges of misappropriating Rs 132 crore from the funds of Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Magasvargiya Vikas Mahamandal, which he headed as its chairman.
A case was registered with Dahisar police station on July 18, soon after which he was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department.
Police said Kadam went for a medical check-up and insisted to be taken to a civil hospital.
“Kadam barged into the medical room at Arthur Road Jail demanding to be taken to JJ Hospital for further tests as he was feeling uneasy. He threatened the doctor and said he would kill him if he did not oblige. The doctor then approached us and we registered a complaint and are probing the matter,” said Ahmed Pathan, senior inspector at the N M Joshi police station.
The police booked Kadam on charges of assault and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code along with sections of the Doctor’s Protection Act.
Pathan said the police, according to the procedure, were waiting for further orders from the court since Kadam was already an undertrial and was serving his time in judicial custody.