Man opens fire in Pimpri MLA Anna Bansode’s office after ‘being beaten up’, arrested

A person allegedly opened fired within the workplace premises of NCP chief and MLA from Pimpri, Anna Bansode, on Wednesday afternoon. Police have stated that Bansode (43) was unharmed within the incident, however the assailant sustained accidents as he was crushed up by some staff within the workplace.

The incident passed off round 2 pm at Bansode’s workplace, which is situated close to Chinchwad railway station, stated officers from Pimpri-Chinchwad Police. The person who opened fireplace, Tanaji Pawar (45), works as a supervisor for a contractor in Pimpri- Chinchwad. The weapon he used is his licensed firearm, probe has revealed.

Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash advised The Indian Categorical, “As per our preliminary data, some folks had come to Bansode’s workplace round midday. An argument ensued on the time, and pictures have been fired by considered one of them. Bansode was unharmed within the incident.” Police have stated that two rounds have been fired on the time, whereas yet one more reside spherical was additionally recovered from the spot.

A police officer who’s a part of the probe stated, “Our preliminary probe means that Bansode had requested a stable waste administration contractor within the space to present jobs to some folks. There had been heated exchanges between Pawar, and Bansode and his PA. The contractor himself had just lately intervened and Pawar had come to Bansode’s workplace for a similar cause. Pawar and Bansode mentioned the difficulty after which Pawar left. Pawar has advised us that some staff began beating him, after which he opened fireplace. Nobody has been harm.”

Following the preliminary probe within the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police Manchak Ippar stated, “Pawar has himself sustained accidents as he was crushed up. He has been hospitalised. He’s being charged with try and homicide, as a result of a firearm was discharged by him. Nonetheless, there are some features of the case that are nonetheless being probed. We’re but to determine whether or not he shot aiming at somebody…”.

Bansode, an NCP chief from Pimpri, was elected to the state Meeting in October 2019 after defeating the then sitting MLA from the constituency, Gautam Chabukswar.

In a video assertion after the incident, Bansode stated, “There’s a contractor who operates on this space, who I have no idea personally. That contractor’s supervisor, Tanaji Pawar, was contacted by my PA round 10 days in the past, asking whether or not two youths who’re in want of jobs will be given employment. When talking to us about this, Pawar used robust language. He got here to my workplace and likewise spoke with me. I advised him and the contractor that if giving jobs was not potential, then go away it. Later, he abruptly opened fireplace. We now know that he had include two extra individuals, who we consider have been armed. I wish to inform people who I’m protected and no rumours ought to be unfold about me. We’ve got handed this matter to the police and they’re going to take it to the logical finish.”

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