The brother-in-law of a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator has been arrested for allegedly attempting to murder the local representative's former driver in suburban Chembur, police said.
The accused identified as Ram Sonawane was arrested late last night and remanded to police custody till March 30, police said.
Police have also charged Corporator Parmeshwar Kadam, who represents Ghatkopar area, with attempt to murder as victim Sachin Gaikwad alleged that the accused tried to kill him at behest of Kadam, who flatly denied the charge and sought a detailed inquiry into the matter.
According to the police, Gaikwad and accused Sonawane had a scuffle following a heated argument near a beer bar last night when a police patrolling team nabbed the duo.
"Sonawane was wielding a revolver. We seized the revolver and four bullets. Based on the complaint given by victim, we arrested Sonawane on charges of attempt to murder," said R Gavit, Senior Inspector at Tilak Nagar police station.
As the victim alleged that Sonawane was sent by Kadam, they named the MNS corporator as an accused, said Gavit.
Senior Inspector Gavit said, "Sonawane told us that Gaikwad was maligning the image of Kadam and his family. That's why he wanted to teach Gaikwad a lesson and went with the revolver."