BICHOLIM: Bicholim police have arrested six persons for agitating near Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue circle at Bicholim on Friday and for using abusive language against Bicholim former MLA Naresh Sawal.
The complaint in this regard has been lodged by Bicholim Bachao Abhiyan secretary Naresh Kadkade at Bicholim police station on Friday late night. The accused have been remanded to two days police custody.
According to Bicholim police the arrested persons are Bicholim taluka block Congress committee president Meghshyam Raut, Bicholim taluka youth block Congress committee president Manoj Naik, Shivpremi group leader Upendra Malik, Sada Ghadi, Darshan Raut and Nitin Parab.
The complainant has stated that a mob gathered near Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue circle Bicholim and used abusive language against Bicholim former MLA Naresh Sawal and also shown sword publicly to people. The complaint also stated that mob threatened Sawal on dire consequences if he does not apologize within 24 hours with regards to this issue.
It may be recalled that Naresh Sawal had submitted a letter to PWD roads section Bicholim about obstruction on vehicular traffic, possibilities of major accidents and occurrence of minor accidents due to the installation of Shivaji’s statue near Shri Shantadurga high school circle, Bicholim. The letters contents also read that it would not be possible to repair underneath situated water pipeline due to installation of Shivaji’s statue above it consequently leading to water shortage to Bicholim people.
Based on this letter, Meghshyam Raut and others agitated near the circle against the stand of Naresh Sawal. Later, based on this complaint filed by Naresh Kadkde, police had arrested Nitin Parab late night. On Saturday morning, Naresh Sawal’s supporters marched towards Bicholim police station demanded the arrest of other people.
However, other five people were surrender to Bicholim police early morning. They were arrested under section 143,145,504, 506 (2), 3 read with 25 of IPC. All the accused have been remanded to two days police custody.