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  Metros   Mumbai  13 Jan 2018  Kashimira Shiv Sena leader faces molestation charges

Kashimira Shiv Sena leader faces molestation charges

THE ASIAN AGE. | SURESH GOLANI
Published : Jan 13, 2018, 1:51 am IST
Updated : Jan 13, 2018, 1:51 am IST

Taking a note of the complaint, senior police inspector Vaibhav Shingare registered a FIR against Shinde.

The police’s actions came in the wake of a 39-year-old woman registering a complaint against Shinde.
 The police’s actions came in the wake of a 39-year-old woman registering a complaint against Shinde.

Mumbai: A local Shiv Sena leader, Mahesh Shinde, was booked on Friday for allegedly molesting a woman in his neighbourhood in Kashimira. Shinde, a shakha pramukh from the Hatkesh area of Kashimira, is yet to be arrested. He, however, refuted the allegations. The police’s actions came in the wake of a 39-year-old woman registering a complaint against Shinde.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that Shinde, who was in an inebriated state, had passed lewd comments on her on August 25 2017.  After the intervention of her husband, a heated exchange of words ensued which took a violent turn when Shinde and his aides mounted an assault on husband, she alleged. “Due to Shinde’s influential contacts, the police did not register a complaint, and since then her family and her were being subjected to harassment and threat,” the letter claimed.

Taking a note of the complaint, senior police inspector Vaibhav Shingare registered a FIR against Shinde.

The complainant has alleged that the politician has illegally constructed his party office in her residential complex.

Shinde termed the allegations ‘baseless’ and politically motivated. “The issue, which was nothing but a petty quarrel, is more than four months old. At that time I had registered a complaint with the police. Now on the behest of some notorious land grabbers against whom I have been fighting to save open spaces, such fabricated complaints are being framed against me. However, the law will take its own course,” he said.

Shinde had recently launched an agitation outside the main administrative building of the MBMC demanding demolition of illegal structures.

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