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Shiv Sena candidate, two others held for abusing returning officer in Bhiwandi | Thane News


THANE: Three persons, including a Shiv Sena candidate, have been arrested for allegedly abusing a returning officer of the upcoming gram panchayat polls in Thane district on Monday. The Sena candidate, Devram Gulvi and his brothers Pravin and Vinod, were arrested on Monday night, while three others are yet to be apprehended.
According to the police, the Bhiwandi civic body’s assistant municipal commissioner Sunil Bhalerao, returning officer for Nimbavli gram panchayat polls, had received a complaint from an NCP candidate that his Sena rival had put up a banner without obtaining permission. Even as the officer was probing the complaint, the accused arrived at the scene and vanadlised the premises. The accused allegedly also abused the returning officer who tried to intervene.



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