Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:40:26 GMT

Five Maharashtra legislators suspended for assaulting cop

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature Wednesday suspended five of its members, including one each from the BJP, Shiv Sena and MNS, for assaulting a police officer within the legislature premises.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Harshwardhan Patil announced the suspension of the five legislators from the house till the end of the year.

They five are Independent legislators Kshitij Thakur and Pradeep Jaiswal, Shiv Sena's Rajan Salvi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) Ram Kadam and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Jaykumar Rawal.

The five assaulted Assistant Police Inspector (Traffic) Sachin Suryawanshi of Worli police station on the first floor of the legislature building Tuesday. Suryawanshi allegedly stopped the vehicle of Thakur and fined him for overspeeding on the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra-Worli Sea Link Monday.

©Indo-Asian News Service

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