Mumbai, May 20: Former Nationalist Congress Party Ramesh Kadam, jailed for 19 months in an alleged scam at Annabhau Sathe Backward Classes Development Corporation was seen hurling abuses at a police officer to make him wait. Kadam, presently lodged in Arthur Road jail was infuriated when the police ambulance appeared late for routine medical check up. Kadam started abusing the police officer. He did not care for the fact that he was being filmed for his misconduct. He allegedly even threatened the person recording his misconduct with grave consequences.
Taking cognisance of the incident, senior police officers assured the action will be taken the matter. Ordering an inquiry after the incident, Mumbai Police Commissioner said, “I have ordered a high-level enquiry into this incident. Strong action will be taken after getting the report.”
Kadam was arrested by the Maharashtra government in 2015 for syphoning the money during his chairmanship of Annabhau Sathe Backward Classes Development Corporation. The government alleged Kadam transferred the funds to the tune of Rs 300 crores to companies owned by him. Observing inaction by the Maharashtra government, a court observed if the plunder continues, the citizens may start a new non-cooperation movement refusing to pay taxes. The judge in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court said, “If the same loot continues, taxpayers may resort to a ‘non-cooperation movement’ and refuse to pay taxes.” The court further ordered to attach assets worth Rs. 135 crores in the case.
After the video went viral on the social media, common people and politicians seemed agitated. Bharatiya Janta Party Member of Parliament Kirit Somaiya reportedly said the sentencing to the NCP seems to have failed in correcting his behaviour