MLA Anna Bansode Survives Firing At His Office, Police Arrest Shooter

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Mubarak Ansari
Pimpri, 12th May 2021: Nationalist Congress Party MLA Anna Bansode from Pimpri constituency had a narrow escape when a man fired three rounds from a pistol at him around 1 pm today. Police have arrested the accused.

According to police, the attack on the MLA occurred while he was sitting in his election office along with some of his supporters. The man, Tanhaji Pawar, was caught by his supporters who tried to run away after firing at the MLA. He was handed over to the police who have seized the pistol and some cartridges.

After the attack, MLA Bansode said, “The accused came out of the office and fired. One of his companions was standing at some distance and he also had a pistol in his hand. I have spoken to the Police Commissioner and the DCP in this regard. Both have assured full investigation into the matter. I want to tell my supporters that I am very healthy and that they should maintain peace in the area.”

He further said, “Pawar is a supervisor and came to me to get a municipal contract. I told him that I have nothing to do with the municipal corporation and I cannot get him a contract. Angered by this, he first started abusing me and then he fired at me. After this, my supporters caught him and beat him up before handing him over to the police.