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Eight assault CIC in Aurangabad, arrested

Published : Apr 18, 2017, 2:41 am IST
Updated : Apr 18, 2017, 2:41 am IST

The attack may have links to the controversy around Mr Gaikwad in connection with the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar last year.

Ratnakar Gaikwad
 Ratnakar Gaikwad

Mumbai: The Aurangabad police arrested eight persons, including president of Bharatiya Republican Party (BRP), for attacking chief information commissioner (CIC) Ratnakar Gaikwad. The attack took place in the presence of four escort policemen and commandos of the Aurangabad police. The police suspects the attack was executed in the backdrop of a controversy around Mr Gaikwad in connection with the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan, Dadar in June last year.

Mr Gaikwad was mired in the controversy as it was suspected that the historic structure was demolished allegedly at his behest. On Monday, the group attacked Mr Gaikwad inside the premises of Subhedari guesthouse around 3 pm. He was beaten for few minutes. The situation was brought under control after the policemen intervened. “The minute Mr Gaikwad alighted from his car, they attacked him with their hands and legs,” said Sandeep Hatole, deputy commissioner of police (headquarter), Aurangabad city police.

The accused had been waiting there under the pretext of meeting Mr Gaikwad hence nobody suspected anything unusual. Soon after the attack, Mr Gaikwad was rushed to a nearby hospital and was discharged after a check-up and first aid.

The police arrested six men and two women, including party president Amit Bhuigar, in connection with the attack. The police are now questioning the accused persons to ascertain the exact motive behind the attack and the person who orchestrated it. A case under charges of attempt to murder, assault, causing hurt has been registered against all the arrested accused.

Tags: bharatiya republican party, ratnakar gaikwad, aurangabad police
Location: India, Maharashtra