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MSEB offical roughed up in Satara

Just days after Nashik additional district collector Yashwant Sonawane was burnt alive by the oil mafia, another state officer was roughed up when he caught a person stealing electricity in a Satara district village, an official said.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Satara
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2011 12:44 AM IST

Just days after Nashik additional district collector Yashwant Sonawane was burnt alive by the oil mafia, another state officer was roughed up when he caught a person stealing electricity in a Satara district village, an official said.

Prashant Gade, sub-divisional officer of Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB), was stopped, pushed around and roughed up on Thursday night when he tried to prevent a person from stealing electricity and book him for the offence, a power utility official said here.

Sensing the ugly mood of the crowd that gathered soon, Gade, 45, made a quiet retreat from the area. The incident took place in Sartale village in Javali sub-district, said Satara MSEB superintending engineer Gorakhnath Chavan. Two people have been held so far and one of them has been identified as Dilip Tukaram Bhise, who has a criminal background, Chavan said.

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