Mumbai: The brother-in-law of a Maharashtra
Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator has been arrested for
allegedly trying to eliminate the latter`s former driver in
suburban Chembur, police said.
The accused identified as Ram Sonawane was arrested late
last night and was remanded to police custody till March 30,
The police have also charged the corporator Parmeshwar
Kadam, representing Ghatkopar area, with attempt to murder as
the victim Sachin Gaikwad alleged that the accused tried to
kill him at behest of Kadam, who flatly denied the charge and
sought detailed inquiry into the matter.
According to police, victim Gaikwad and accused Sonawane
had a scuffle following heated argument near a beer bar last
night when a police patrolling team nabbed the duo.
"Sonawane was wielding a revolver. We seized the revolver
and four bullets. Based on the complaint given by victim, we
arrested Sonawane on charges of attempt to murder," said R
Gavit, Senior Inspector at Tilak Nagar police station.
As the victim alleged that Sonawane was sent by Kadam,
they named the MNS corporator as wanted accused, said Gavit.
Senior Inspector Gavit said, "Sonawane told us that
Gaikwad was maligning the image of Kadam and his family.
That`s why he wanted to teach Gaikwad a lesson and went with