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Belgaum deputy mayor arrested

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The Deputy Mayor of Belgaum, Yunis Momin, and his supporter Babajaan Matwale were arrested on Wednesday by the Khade Bazaar police on the charge of committing offence under Section 3(1) (10) of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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Laxmi Nippanikar alias Nippani Sulgekar, a junior engineer with the Belgaum City Corporation, had registered a complaint against Mr. Momin and Mr. Matwale November 12 on the charge of insulting her.

Both the accused were produced before the JMFC Court-III and were released on bail on production of a personal bond of Rs. 25,000 each.

On Monday, both the ruling and Opposition members of the BCC Council came down heavily on Ms. Nippanikar for her alleged threatening behaviour.

The members had also demanded action against her and an inquiry into her appointment.

Source The Hindu

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