BJP MLA Allegedly Fires Shots at Shinde Faction Leader: Police Confrontation Over Land Dispute Escalates

In Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, a heated dispute over land issues resulted in gunfire at a police station involving Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ganpat Gaikwad and his associate targeting Mahesh Gaikwad, a leader of the opposing faction.

On Friday morning at around 10 o’clock, conflicting complaints were lodged at the Hill Line police station. Initially, discussions ensued, but the situation escalated into a dispute. During this altercation, Ganpat Gaikwad allegedly fired six rounds in the presence of the inspector against Mahesh. The police have taken the accused legislator into custody pending further investigation. Today, on Saturday (January 3), three individuals, including the legislator, have been apprehended for their involvement in the incident.

Police Interception Leads to Gunfire Between BJP Legislator and Opponent

During a dispute over land issues, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ganpat Gaikwad and his associate approached the police station to address the matter. While in discussion with police officials, Ganpat Gaikwad and his accomplice reportedly fired four shots at Mahesh Gaikwad and his associates, Rahul Patil being among them.

Mahesh is undergoing treatment in a private hospital.

The situation inside the police station became tense, prompting immediate action from law enforcement. The accused legislator was promptly taken into custody. Following the altercation, the injured Gaikwad and Patil were transported to a private hospital for medical attention.

Supporters of Mahesh Gaekwad present outside a private hospital.

Dispute Erupts Over Property Ownership in Kalyan-East

A contentious dispute over property ownership in Kalyan-East continues to escalate, pitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ganpat Gaikwad against local residents regarding ownership rights within the Kalyan-East compound. The community is closely linked to Shiv Sena’s city chief Mahesh Gaikwad.

On January 31st, tensions flared once more between BJP legislator Ganpat and Mahesh Gaikwad’s supporters over the property dispute, resulting in a physical altercation. Amidst rising tensions, Ganpat Gaikwad, accompanied by his son Vaibhav and supporters, lodged a complaint at the Hill Line police station in Ulhasnagar.

Simultaneously, Mahesh Gaikwad and his supporters also arrived at the station. A confrontation ensued between the two factions inside the inspector’s cabin, with allegations that the BJP legislator fired shots at Mahesh during the altercation.

Ganpat Gaikwad: Thrice Elected Legislator, with Mahesh Shinde in Close Proximity

Ganpat Gaikwad has served as a legislator three times, representing the Kalyan-East constituency. He has contested and won elections twice before as the opposition candidate and secured victories on both occasions. In his third attempt, he successfully contested from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and secured a seat in the legislative assembly.

Meanwhile, Mahesh Gaikwad is a corporator from the Kalyan (East) area, representing Shiv Sena. He shares a close association with C.M. Eknath Shinde, the Chief Minister.

Shiv Sena Targets Uddhav Thackeray Faction Over Firing Incident

Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction has taken aim at the Maharashtra government over recent firing incidents. The party’s spokesperson, Anand Dubey, stated, “In our own backyard, in Maharashtra, BJP’s current legislator is involved in firing inside the Ulhasnagar police station. In these shooting incidents, the individual firing shots is close to the Chief Minister and a former corporator. This implies that both sides are in power, so there’s no fear of the law. Both engines of the state government have failed. Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis ji, kindly pay attention to this matter.”

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar: Misuse of Power Should Not Be Tolerated

Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar, commented on the Ulhasnagar firing incident, stating that legislators should be mindful that the exercise of their rights under the constitution should not lead to misuse of power. Rules and regulations are uniform for everyone. In this matter, Deputy CM will also discuss with Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Meanwhile, Ulhasnagar Deputy Commissioner of Police Sudhakar Pathare stated that the firing incident involves Ganpat Gaikwad. The injured individual is undergoing treatment at a private hospital, and both parties are stable. Further actions regarding this matter are underway.

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