Territory Clash Sparks Aggressive Strife Within Thane Police Office

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Shocking Shooting Incident at Hill Line Police Station in Thane

According to our sources, on Friday night, a shocking incident of violence unfolded within the Hill Line police station in Ulhasnagar, Thane. Allegedly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ganpat Gaikwad fired shots at Shiv Sena leader Mahesh Gaikwad and a member of his entourage. The dispute appears to stem from a land conflict. The violent episode has resulted in the arrest of Ganpat Gaikwad and two others. Ongoing investigations are underway to apprehend three more individuals linked to the conflict, including Vaibhav, the son of the arrested BJP MLA.

Details of the Land Dispute

The violent conflict seemingly emerged from a legal battle over a piece of land in Thane. Our sources reveal that a protracted court battle about the disputed property has been dragging on since 2012 between Neeta Eknath Jadhav’s family and Pramod Ranka, one of the partners of Fairdeal Developers. Despite a pending appeal with the Maharashtra government’s revenue sector, Ranka allegedly set up surveillance on the contested land and employed a security guard to protect it. The situation took an unpleasant turn when Jadhav and her kinsmen confronted Ganpat Gaikwad at the location, triggering a heated exchange, resulting in an alleged physical attack by Gaikwad.

Arrests and Filed Charges

Multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act have been declared against Ganpat Gaikwad and seven others. However, despite these charges and subsequent arrests, the Thane police Crime Branch continues their investigations and hunts for the remaining suspects in hiding.

Political Repercussions and Ramifications

The incident has stirred considerable political controversy, leading opposition parties to demand the resignation of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, while simultaneously highlighting the breakdown of the legal system in the state. The incident, which occurred in front of high-ranking police officials, has raised critical questions about power misuse. Additionally, it brings to light the responsibility of the state government to uphold justice and protect its citizens. With Mahesh Gaikwad, one of the shooting victims, fighting for his life in Thane’s Jupiter hospital, the whole event serves as a harsh reminder of the violence that can ensue from land disputes.


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