Mayor's husband held, released for illegal transport of liquor

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Nagpur, Oct 6 (UNI) Nagpur Mayor's husband and a car driver were arrested and later released on bail on charges of illegally carrying country liquor in a car belonging to Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).

According to the police, Chintaman Iwnate, husband of Mayor Maya Iwnate, was arrested yesterday in connection with the seizure of several crates of country liquor on Thursday from a vehicle belonging to the civic body.

Tambe, who was driving the car, was arrested immediately after the vehicle was intercepted and the liquor was seized, the police said.

Both Iwnate and Tambe were produced before a magistrate, who granted them bail. The civic authorities have initiated disciplinary action against Tambe and ordered an enquiry to find out whom the car was officially allotted to.

By-elections from ten wards in Nagpur city are slated to be held tomorrow, and the campaigning had come to an end last evening.


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