A Shiv Sena corporator from Kalyan was booked for assaulting a 38-year-old man at Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) headquarters on Tuesday. However, the police only registered a non-cognisable case and not a first information report (FIR).
The Bazarpeth police booked Mohan Ugale for assaulting Ashok Shinde, who along with his mother Vithabai, 62, was protesting against Ugale for initiating action against a shed the Shindes had put up at their residence. Shinde was taken to a nearby hospital after the assault.
“I did not initiate the fight. They first insulted and then abused me on the premises of the KDMC headquarters. I have lodged a complaint against them for abusing me in public. Moreover, all their allegations against me are baseless,” said Ugale.
The police said the incident occurred after the mother and son entered the premises and started raising slogans against Ugale. A few of Ugale’s supportes got into a heated argument with the two. But things turned ugly and Shinde was assaulted by Ugale and his supporters.
“There is an ongoing conflict between the two parties. We registered a non-cognisable offence against the corporator. Two days ago, he was booked for atrocity as well,” said senior inspector Dilip Suryavanshi from Bazarpeth police station.
Shinde and Ugale have been at loggerheads ever since the latter ordered the demolition of the shed at Shinde’s house at Lal Chowki in Kalyan (west).
Shinde then demanded that a shed and a party office built by Ugale in the area, which he claimed was illegal, be demolished. Though the ward officer agreed to Shinde’s demand, no action was taken.