MNS’ lone corporator in the BMC, Sanjay Turde, arrested for assaulting civic officials
Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested Sanjay Turde, the lone Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator in the BMC, in connection with assaulting two civic officials.
According to preliminary information, Turde assaulted the civic body’s contractor and engineer for delaying the construction of public toilets in Kurla.
The public servants were attacked on Monday night, following which their family members filed a complaint with Kurla police.
Turde, who is the corporator from Ward 166, was subsequently booked under the relevant sections of the IPC and placed under arrested today morning.
Turde is one of the seven MNS corporators that were elected to the Mumbai’s Municipal corporation last year. However, six of them later defected to the Shiv Sena, leaving the Raj Thackeray-led MNS with just one elected representative.
In the aftermath, Turde alleged that his colleagues had approached him and indirectly offered money to switch sides, but he refused to budge and informed the party’s higher-ups. He also wrote to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) demanding a probe into the matter.
Turde had also been attacked by a mob in February 2017, immediately after winning the civic polls. At the time, he alleged that he was attacked at the behest of Sudhir Khatu, his rival from BJP who had lost to him in the elections.