MNS leader abduction case: Court grants bail to accused

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Dec 2017 09:45:09


Staff Reporter,

Tushar Pundkar, who was arrested by Dhantoli Police on Tuesday for abduction of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) Amravati City President Santosh Badre-Patil, walked out of police custody on Wednesday after court granted him bail.

The police have booked Pundkar, a resident of Ujjwal Nagar, Dairiyapur, Tehsil-Akot, District - Akola; Nikhil Gawande and three others under Sections 363, 323, 324, 143, 147 and 149 of Indian Penal Code.

Pundkar and his accomplices abducted Santosh Badre from Janta Chowk on Tuesday evening. The accused arrived in Bolero Jeep and attacked Badre. Later, the accused bundled him the jeep and sped away from the spot. Badre was rescued by the alert traffic cops at Rahate Colony Square and Pundkar was also arrested by the police.

The incident was fall out of the threat call made by Badre to MLA Kadu. The accused had planned the abduction to teach a lesson to the MNS leader.

Pundkar is a nephew of independent MLA Bacchu Kadu, President of Prahaar Sanghatna. MLA Kadu criticised MNS Supremo Raj Thackeray in a press conference held at Thane and had supported the hawkers. Badre-Patil had phoned Kadu and threatened MLA Kadu for dire consequences after which activists of Prahaar Sanghatna planned the abduction to teach lesson to Badre-Patil.