Just days after Nashik additional district collector Yashwant Sonawane was burnt alive by the oil mafia, another state officer was roughed up when he caught a person stealing electricity in a Satara district village, an official said.
Prashant Gade, sub-divisional officer of Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB), was stopped, pushed around and roughed up on Thursday night when he tried to prevent a person from stealing electricity and book him for the offence, a power utility official said here.
Sensing the ugly mood of the crowd that gathered soon, Gade, 45, made a quiet retreat from the area. The incident took place in Sartale village in Javali sub-district, said Satara MSEB superintending engineer Gorakhnath Chavan. Two people have been held so far and one of them has been identified as Dilip Tukaram Bhise, who has a criminal background, Chavan said.