10 per cent candidates withcriminal records in NMMC polls

Labourers vandalise BPCL refinery premises; 28 held

Robber attacks man in Palghar district

Mumbai: A sizable 10 per cent candidates contesting the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) polls have criminal cases including murder, kidnapping registered against them, a report said. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an organisation engaged in electoral reforms, has analysed the affidavits of 537 candidates out of the total 568, contesting the NMMC polls."It has been found that out of affidavits of 537 candidates analysed, 53 (10 per cent) candidates have declared criminal cases against them," a statement by ADR said. Out these 53 candidates, 40 have declared serious criminal cases including cases of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, communal disharmony etc, it said.

Mumbai: A group of labourers created ruckus at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) refinery in Mahul-Chembur area here, following which 28 of them were arrested on alleged charges of rioting, police said.The incident took place this morning when an altercation broke out between a group of labourers and CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) jawans at the refinery, following which the former vandalised the premises, RCF police station inspector Dilip Raut said. "CISF jawans at east gate of refinery were checking papers of labourers. They found some labourers had not reported on time. When the jawans objected to it, the labourers got angry and picked up a tiff with security personnel," the officer said.

Palghar: An unidentified person was charged with offence for allegedly attacking a man and looting in Vilangi village of Saphala district near here, police said. The incident took place last evening when a masked man gate crashed into the residence of Rushikesh Patil (29) in Vilangi village and opened fire with an aim to rob the house, Kelwa police station sub-inspector A G Dhotre said.According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s mother yesterday, the miscreant stole golden bangles valuing around Rs 80,000 from the house and also threatened her and Patil."The victim’s mother had just arrived home when she saw the attacker inside her house and while her son tried to raise an alarm, the miscreant opened fire at her mother but it hit Patil as he tired to shield her," the officer said.

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