The city police on Tuesday arrested Congress corporator Avinash Bagwe along with five others for his alleged unruly behaviour with cops and government officials at a polling centre for Panel 60 near Rajiv Gandhi slums on February 16. They were however released on bail by the court.
The complaint against Bagwe and his men was registered at Khadak police station. Police arrested Avinash,who is son of Congress MLA Ramesh Bagwe,along with his supporters Sopan Thorat (54),Dayanand Ram Adagale (36),Mahadev Sambhaji Waghmare (65),Bugappa Mariappa Dhangar (25) and Yusuf Chand Shaikh (31).
They were arrested under sections 143 (unlawful assembly),506 (criminal intimidation) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and also under the Bombay Police Act and the Representation of People Act. They were produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class V D Deshmukh. All the six were released on bail against a surety of Rs 15,000 each.
On polling day,Bagwe supporters had set up a help desk for voters around 100 metres from the polling booth near Rajiv Gandhi slums. Members of other political parties objected to it. To avoid any law and order problem,assistant commissioner of police Ranjit Dhure and election officials removed Bagwes help desk. After this,Bagwe and his men allegedly started an argument and misbehaved with the cops and government officials.