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Ajit bank depositors booked for defacing Pawar’s poster

The Pune police have booked about 15 depositors of Ajit Co-operative Bank from Dhankwadi,Hadapsar and Shirur areas...

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: February 1, 2009 2:27:13 am

About 15 members of the committee gathered in Shivajinagar,raised slogans against Pawar before hitting his poster with footwears

The Pune police have booked about 15 depositors of Ajit Co-operative Bank from Dhankwadi,Hadapsar and Shirur areas,for allegedly using their footwears to damage the posters of NCP leader and guardian minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday morning accusing Pawar of supporting the directors of the bank involved in financial fraud.

The police have so far booked 23 members of the bank — including former chairman Vilas Sarnobat,former director Rajendra Konde and others — for allegedly misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs 38 crore.

The depositors had formed an action committee to fight the bank directors.

About 15 members of this committee,including the executive president Ramesh Vivhal and Dilip Agarwal,had gathered at the Sakhar Sankul in Shivajinagar at 11 am and raised slogans against Pawar before hitting Pawar’s poster with their footwears.

The Shivajinagar police soon booked the protestors under various section of the Bombay Police Act 1951. Sub inspector Pramod Waghmare has lodged a police complaint in this case.

It may be recalled that the economic offences wing of the Pune police had recently arrested Rajendra Korde,director of the Ajit Co-operative Bank,who is a prime accused in the Rs 38 crore fraud case.

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