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Aug 22, 2013 at 04:32pm IST

Maharashtra: Two MLAs refuse to pay toll, vandalise booths in Nashik

Mumbai: In yet another case of abuse of power caught on camera, a Shiv Sena MLA went on rampage at a toll booth because he was asked to pay up while in another case another MLA supported by Congress led a mob to vandalise a toll plaza against farmers having to pay the toll.

Shiv Sena MLA Anil Kadam from Pimpalgaon, Nashik broke the computers while Congress-supported Independent MLA Shirishkumar Kotwal of Chandvad, Nashik damaged the booth. The Shiv Sena MLA indulged in vandalism as he was asked to pay the toll.

Kadam claimed that since he was an MLA so he would not pay the toll and went on to threaten the women employees of the toll plaza that he would get them stripped naked by his female relatives.

In the other incident Kotwal led his supporters to the toll plaza in his constituency and CNN-IBN has pictures of the shocking attack on the plaza which was reportedly manned by all-woman crew.

He reportedly vandalised the toll plaza on the grounds that local trolleys and tractors which are exempted from paying were being made to pay.

But Kotwal denied that he was indulging in vandalism but added that he will take the law in his hands the toll booth kept on charging them.

"We have not broken anything. We have started a peaceful protest. We have told them that they cannot begin charging until they agree to our demands. It has been four years since we have asked them for an underpass from Vadali. They approved it but have not started the construction work. We have told them that they can't begin using poll until they start the construction. There are several people here including the toll people. If they do not agree to our demands the protest might get violent. We will take the law in our hands," he said.