In Maharashtra, deputy mayor booked after birthday bash violates norms | India News

In Maharashtra, deputy mayor booked after birthday bash violates norms | India News

NAVI MUMBAI: Taking suo moto cognizance, Kamothe Police booked Panvel deputy mayor Jagdish Gaikwad, corporators Arun Kumar Bhagat and Varsha Gaikwad, two local officer-bearers of RPI (A), eight activists and 350 others, for allegedly violating Covid protocols during Gaikwad’s birthday celebrations on Thursday evening.
BJP’s Panvel MLA Prashant Thakur too has been made an accused, said senior inspector Smita Jadhav. According to the FIR registered on Thursday, Jagdish Gaikwad, on Monday, sought police permission for the inauguration of a party office at Kamothe by Union minister of state for social justice Ramdas Athawale from 5pm to 9pm.
Accordingly, police ‘bandobast’ was provided as a union minister was was scheduled to visit, but he could not attend the function. Later, Gaikwad celebrated his birthday at the newly inaugurated office amid the crowd of more than 350 people.

Assam Press