With recent registration of case against BJP councillor Satish Kainth for allegedly grabbing a plot of widow in Hallomajra, the councillor’s past run-ins with the law are also expected to get him unwanted attention.
From locking a chief engineer in his room, pelting stones at the Manimajra police station to taking up fights with district education officer and registration and licensing authority officer, Kainth, against whom the plot grabbing case was registered three days back by the UT police, has shown scant regard for law in past four years.
The police booked Kainth under Sections 420 (cheating), (punishment for criminal trespass) and 120 B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 31 police station on March 14. The complainant woman namely Bimla Devi, a native of Faridabad, had complained against Kainth six months back, alleging that Kainth had illegally occupied her five marla plot in Hallomajra.
Speaking to HT, Kainth said, “In the plot grabbing case, I have given representation to the SSP. Let the court decide the matter. As far as pelting of stones at police is concerned, I was not involved. I was just there as the area councillor.” On other issues, he refused to comment.
Kainth, who was an elected councillor from the Congress from ward number 20, had shifted to the BJP in February 2014.
Cong seeks Kainth’s resignation, arrest in both cases
Congress leaders have demanded immediate resignation of Kainth from the MC councillor post, after the police registered cases against him for taking illegal possession of the plot at Hallomajra and of stone pelting at cops at Colony Number 4 last year. In a statement issued on Thursday, Congress leaders Amarjit Gujral, Rajni Talwar, Rajiv Moudgil, Ajay Sharma, Dharamveer, Yadvinder Mehta, Parmjit Singh, Parveen Duggal, Naresh Gupta, Satbir Singh and Jatinder Yadav said Kainth has no right to continue on the councillor’s post. They said the support extended to Kainth by the BJP leaders shows that he joined the BJP in lieu of the support from the BJP leadership in this case. Now, the BJP leaders are paying him back by protecting him and putting undue pressure on the police and administration for not taking action against him, statement added.