More police presence expected in State Co-operatives Federation election

Sakal Times
Thursday, 5 April 2018

Pune: Following the ruckus created during the elections of the Maharashtra State Co-operatives Federation near the central building on March 19 where a man from Byculla, Mumbai, was threatened by another person with a revolver, Deputy District Registrar (DDR) Anand Katke has decided to increase the police presence, as the election is now scheduled on April 10.

Pune: Following the ruckus created during the elections of the Maharashtra State Co-operatives Federation near the central building on March 19 where a man from Byculla, Mumbai, was threatened by another person with a revolver, Deputy District Registrar (DDR) Anand Katke has decided to increase the police presence, as the election is now scheduled on April 10.

On March 19, there were 22 voters in the election. These members were supposed to elect a president, vice president and secretary for the federation. Two panels had named their candidates for the posts. However, during the election process, tension mounted between voters and members of the two panels over a campaigning issue.

Members raised their voice while the panelists also hurled abuses at each other, both in the hall as well as outside the premises. Following this, accused Amol Ghule from Market Yard brandished a pistol on the complainant Nitin Bankar and later was booked for attempt to murder at Bund Garden police station. DDR Katke said that necessary precautions will be taken during the election process, which is postponed to April 10. "We will see to it that there is more police presence and people not related to the election process are not allowed in the premises," added Katke. 

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