Mumbai, Dec 3: Despite party members of Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) taking the law into their own hands, police maintain a wait and watch policy. Are Shiv Sena and MNS leaders and their party workers above law? In a shocking incident, a senior citizen was repeatedly slapped by Nitin Nikam, a MNS corporator, in public view in Maharashtra. But cops are yet to take any action against the offender.
The entire incident was said to be captured on camera. In spite of evidence available to them, the cops have only registered a non-cognizable offence against Nikam.
The 65-year-old contractor was repeatedly slapped publicly by Nikam. Nikam was upset that the contractor had failed to repair a water pipeline which caused shortage in the area. "I had come there to fix the leakage but he started beating me," Patil said.
The MNS corporator has defended himself. But the issue has created a stir in the Kalyan Dombivali corporation with opposition leaders demanding strict action.
Recently, two Palghar-based girls were arrested for posting a comment questioning Mumbai's bandh over Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's demise. Members of Shiv Sena even vandalised a clinic run by the uncle of one of the girls. Police took days to arrest the miscreants but were quick to detain and arrest the girls for their "innocuous" comment.