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Shiv Sena corporator booked for attempt to murder evades arrest

mumbai Updated: Jun 16, 2010 02:06 IST
HT Correspondent

The police are looking for Shiv Sena corporator Mohan Lokegaonkar for allegedly trying to kill the site supervisor at an SRA transit camp in Santacruz.

Lokegaonkar was not arrested, as reported on Tuesday, but he has been on the run since Sunday.

“On Monday night, we put a notice on the door of his flat asking him to surrender,” said KMM Prasanna, deputy commissioner of police (zone IX).

On Sunday, Lokegaonkar, accompanied by his bodyguards and 40 supporters, visited the transit camp at Indira Nagar slum in Santacruz (W).

Around 2,000 families, who have not got permanent accommodation, have been living in the transit camp for 10 years.

On Sunday, Lokegaonkar, along with 40 of his supporters, came to the transit camp and said he wanted to inspect the work as some of his acquaintances were to be shifted there.

Site supervisor Yogendra Gavde intervened when the

Lokegaonkar started taking photographs.

This led to an altercation between the two groups.

Lokegaonkar then allegedly whipped out a pistol and threatened Gawde, and his bodyguard allegedly pulled out a chopper and stabbed Gawde below the chest.

Locals rushed Gawde to the hospital and informed the police. The police arrested Dhanu Mangela, and one of the supporters, but Lokegaonkar was untraceable.

Senior police inspector Madhukar Chaudhari of Santacruz police station said Gawde, who is undergoing treatment at Nanavati Hospital, is stable.

The arrested duo has been remanded to police custody until June 17.