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2 corporators booked for roughing up PMC official

PUNE: A gaggle of corporators and political staff from opposition parties manhandled additional municipal commissioner Rajendra Nimbalkar on Monday afternoon.

An FIR used to be registered later at evening. “We have booked two corporators of the Congress birthday celebration and 15 birthday celebration staff for manhandling and hurling abuses on the PMC reliable,” Shivajinagar police inspector Pramod Waghmare advised TOI.

The incident, in mayor Mukta Tilak’s workplace, passed off after an agitation staged by way of the opposition corporators against the issuing of a Rs23 crore delicate to remove water hyacinth from quite a lot of lakes in the city.

“Such incidents may not be tolerated,” municipal commissioner Saurabh Rao said. “The Pune Municipal Corporation will pass on a one-day pen-down strike,” Rao added.

A PMC reliable said the corporators raised objections to the delicate. The contract used to be to be issued for three years. The delicate amount is just about 9 instances higher than the supply in the yearly civic finances, a supply said.

The reliable added that the corporators raised slogans against PMC officials and levelled allegations of malpractice against the civic management. Nimbalkar used to be present on the spot to supply an explanation in regards to the delicate.

The reliable added that PMC officials hit again verbally, which sparked heated arguments. Some political staff then attempted to push, hit and slap Nimbalkar, who used to be whisked away by way of security guards.

Tilak showed the incident and said a call on the plan of action will likely be taken quickly. “I've mentioned the problem with the municipal commissioner and advised him to issue a rationalization on the delicate inside of 24 hours,” Tilak advised reporters.

Tilak declined to mention if her workplace too would take action on this regard. “The topic may be very sensitive. I don’t want to speak about it in public,” she said.

Nimbalkar used to be now not to be had for comment in spite of repeated makes an attempt. An SMS despatched to him remained unanswered till the time of going to press.

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