A non-cognizable complaint has been registered in the Dindoshi police station against Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam, after BJP corporator Vinod Shelar, accused him of violating the model code of conduct and using abusive language against him.
According to Shelar, at around 12pm on Wednesday, Nirupam was allegedly conducting bhoomi puja in Malad (E), which was against the model code of conduct. The model code of conduct coming into effect from Wednesday after the announcement of the April-May Lok Sabha election schedule.
A police officer said, "Shelar wanted the event to be called off and this led to an argument with Nirupam and his party workers. The BJP corporator, with his cell phone took videos of the incident. Following this, Nirupam's men used abusive language and later snatched and damaged Shelar's cell phone."
All this could have been avoided if Shelar had complained to the collector instead of landing at the venue and interfering in the ongoing event, added that police officer.
The Dindoshi police has registered a non-cognizable complaint under sections 427 (mischief) and 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code.
The senior inspector of the Dindoshi police station will prepare a report of the incident and send it to the RO (returning officer). "The RO will decide whether the model code of conduct had been violated," said zonal DCP, Pravinkumar Patil.