Missing former corporator traced in Sindhudurg

Mumbai: A former Shiv Sena corporator missing since Tuesday was traced in Sindhudurg district last night and brought back to Mumbai, the police said today.

"Mukund Padyal, a Shiv Sena functionary in Bhoiwada area, has been brought to Mumbai after he was traced at Uras village of Sindhudurg last night," V Patil, Senior Inspector at Bhoiwada police station, told a news agency.

On Tuesday, Padyal informed his wife that he would be going to visit a friend's house. Later, he neither called nor picked up his cell phone whenever his wife Mansi contacted, after which she lodged a missing complaint.

"Padyal, a resident of Municipal Labour chawl at Naigaon, told us that he was mentally disturbed after some differences within the party. He also claimed that he was upset over a dispute relating to redevelopment of his residential building," Patil said.

On Tuesday, Padyal left home, went to Kurla area from where he had gone to Shirdi by a bus. From there he had gone to Aurangabad, Kolhapur and then Sindhudurg, the officer added.

"We took the help of a mobile service provider to trace Padyal. As he was carrying his cellphone, we came to know from where he was talking. Subsequently, he was traced in Sindhudurg," the officer said.