July 12, 2009 12:22:50 am
The garden department office of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) located at Sambhaji Park was allegedly ransacked by Nitin Kadam,husband of sitting corporator Ashwini Kadam on Saturday following a fracas with a civic employee,allegedly becaus of his misbehaviour. However,Kadam as well as the concerned civic employee,who had reached the Deccan police station to lodge complaints against each other,refrained from doing so finally.
The episode started with the falling of a tree branch in Padmavati-Aranyeshwar area,which is Kadams ward. Following this,Nitin Kadam went to Sambhaji Park to point out the matter as the tree posed a risk to the residents.
An employee,present at the office,did not entertain us when we started telling him about the issue and we were made to wait for a long time,which is why we left . After an hour,another branch of the same tree fell down and one resident got injured. Irritated with this,a group of residents and myself came back to the same office. However,the employee started using abusive language and even wielded a revolver and threatened to kill us, Kadam said.
The civic authorities said that Kadam and his group ransacked the office. Bhanudas Mane,PMC garden superintendent said,Following the incident,we gave instructions to the concerned civic employee to file a police complaint against Kadam. That employee as well as Kadam went to Deccan police station to lodge police complaints against each other. However,the matter got settled and they withdrew the plan.
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