A senior corporator and former deputy mayor of Malegaon Municipal
Corporation (MMC) who was caught red-handed stealing wheel tyre
from the government owned ambassador car goes underground even as
the pressure demanding action against him builds up on his party
chief and Municipal Commissioner.
Though the incident occurred inside
the government owned Wadia Hospital compound on April 01, it came
to the limelight only after more than a week.
Ab Rasheed Yeolewala, a senior
corporator belonging to the ruling Teesra Mahaz and former deputy mayor of Malegaon Municipal
Corporation (MMC) on April 01, 2011 in the night was stealing the
wheel tyre from the ambassador car owned by Malegaon Municipal
"He was caught
red-handed by local activists and few other corporators when he
with the help of few other people was fitting the stolen tyre in his own
ambassador car", one of the eyewitnesses said to ummid.com.
After the incident hit the headlines
few days back, the Municipal Commission Jeevan Sonawane lodged the
complaint with the Qila police station where the investigation is
"We are investigating the matter and
interrogations of garage in-charge Iqbal Ah and ward-boy of Wadia
Hospital Mukhtar Baig have already been done", constable Jagtap
said to the media April 13.
Meanwhile, the pressure is building
up on Chief of the Teesra Mahaz and local MLA Mufti Mohd Ismail
for immediate action against Rasheed Yeolewala. The angry people
belonging to ward no 44, from where Yeolewala had won the civic
elections, are running a campaign against him and demand from
Mufti Ismael to sack him immediately. They have also painted
slogans on roads against Yeolewala.
Following the intense pressure from
the people of the ward, Mufti Ismael issued a show-cause notice to
Yeolewala who is said to be untraceable ever since the matter hit