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Drunken staffer ransacks IMC control room

AN INEBRIATED employee ransacked the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) control room today for over an hour, smashing telephones and tearing up attendance registers.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 13:35 IST

AN INEBRIATED employee ransacked the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) control room today for over an hour, smashing telephones and tearing up attendance registers.

The accused, Devendra Shinde, also abused and assaulted staffers who tried to prevent him from damaging Corporation property before making good his escape.

The IMC administration lodged a complaint with the MG Road police after the incident. Although no case has been filed yet, cops are on the look out for the accused.

This is the second time that Shinde, a driver at the Qila Maidan zone office, has damaged IMC property. He was sacked after a similar incident a few months ago and had only been reinstated around 40 days ago after submitting a written apology to Additional Municipal Commissioner Kumar Purushottam.

The provocation for the latest outburst, however, could not be ascertained. According to eyewitnesses the incident occurred at around 1.15 pm when an extremely drunk Shinde arrived at the IMC headquarters, manned only by a skeletal staff because of the holiday. He barged into the control room located on the ground floor and started abusing the Municipal Commissioner and other senior officials in the vilest language.

The malcontent employee then picked up telephones and smashed them to the floor and also tore up five registers, including the attendance and incoming mail manuals. When Sushil Tiwari, a beldar stationed at the control room, tried to stop him Shinde went berserk kicking and slapping the employee.

After raising hell for over an hour Shinde finally departed. The control room staffers then contacted Mayor-in-Council member Munnalal Yadav, who arrived shortly afterwards. Led by Yadav, the IMC employees then reached the MG Road police station and filed a complaint against Shinde at around 3 pm.