Firing on Pune cantonment board BJP corporator during Ganpati visarjan

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Pune : Vivek Yadav, BJP corporator of ward no. 5 of Pune cantonment board (PCB) was seriously injured when a criminal on police record opened fire at him with countrymade pistol during Ganesh immersion procession on Thursdaynight. His condition is said to be stable.

The incident took place opposite Surana electric shop, New Modikhana, off M G Road in Camp.

Yadav is admitted at Ruby Hall clinic and his condition is stable and out of danger.As per information given by Pune city police’s Lashkar police station the attacker Vishnu Gawali alias Bablya is a historysheeter and has several serious offences registered against him. After the incident public caught him and beat him and handed over to the police. Police took him to the Sassoon hospital and admitted in ward no IX for treatment.

Yadav’s brother Chetan Mahadev Yadav (32), a resident of Modikhana in Camp, has lodged an FIR against 13 persons.

“Some of my employees and accused Bablya had fight in 2014. We had registered cases against each other in this regard with Lashkar police station. On Thursday night we were going for Ganpati immersion when Bablya fired at my brother to kill him”, Chetan told police.

Police have booked the 13 accused for attempt to murder, rioting, unlawful assembly under the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the Maharashtra Police Act and Arms Act. Police sub inspector R G Bhapkar is further investigating the case.

It may be recalled that in the year 2013 Vivek Yadav had survived an attack outside the Khadki Cantonment Board (KCB) office. Yadav, who had bagged the PCB vehicle entry tax (VET) contract, was eyeing a similar contract from KCB. Apparently, Yadav’s opponents, who failed to bag the VET contract at PCB and those wanting to get the VET contract at KCB, joined hands to teach Yadav a lesson. Yadav was fired on February 13, 2013. Yadav had then sustained injuries on head and hand.

Those who allegedly attacked Yadav included the then Vice President of KCB Manish Anand, Congress MLA and former minister of state for home Ramesh Bagwe’s son Kuldeep, present KCB VET contractor Vijay Sethi and his partner Ashish Mahendroo. Later Yadav gave an affidavit that Kuldeep Bagwe was not involved in the attack.