Demonstration in front of Sharad Pawar’s house: the accused arrested in Nagpur sent to custody for 2 days
The Mumbai District Court on Thursday sent Sandeep Godbole, the accused arrested in connection with an alleged attack on the residence of Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar, into custody for two days. Sandip Giridhar Godbole, who was arrested in Nagpur earlier today, was taken into custody in Mumbai by an Esplanade Court magistrate.
Godbole, an MSRTC mechanic, was recently suspended by the MSRTC. Meanwhile, police said they got hold of the call recordings between suspended MSRTC official Abhishek Patil and Godbole just before the protest outside Pawar’s residence.
According to the call, they were planning to start a protest outside Pawar’s residence. Godbole is also heard talking to Abhishek Patil about the Mahalaxmi gas pump which is near Sharad Pawar’s house. A total of 116 people have been arrested so far after a group of over 100 striking employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) staged a protest outside ‘Silver Oak’, Pawar’s residence in the south of Mumbai last Friday.
MSRTC workers attempted to enter Pawar’s residence and staged a protest by throwing rocks and slippers at his home. The protest came a day after the Bombay High Court ordered striking transport company workers to return to duty by April 22. MSRTC staff members have been agitating since late October demanding a merger of the company with the state government, which would give them better pay and greater job security. (ANI)
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