Jitendra Awhad arrested and given bail in connection with Karmuse kidnapping and assault case

Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad was on Thursday arrested in connection with Anant Karmuse kidnapping and assault case.

He was produced before the Thane sessions court and has been granted bail.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded his “immediate sacking” from the Uddhav Thackeray government in which he is the Housing Minister.

“BJP demands minister Jitendra Awhad must be sacked from the ministry,” BJP leader Kirit Somaiya said on social media platform Twitter.

Today evening, Jitendra Avhad appeared in Vartak Nagar Police Station in connection with CR no. 120/2020 under section 365, 324, 143, 147, 148, 506. Magistratee released him on bail on the bail bond of 10000/-cash and one surety.

Anant Karmuse case history

Earlier, a 40-year-old year man named Anant Karmuse filed a police complaint alleging that he has been beaten by the men of Maharashtra Minister Jitendra Awhad at his bungalow.

Karmuse, an engineer by profession, has alleged that the policemen took him to NCP leader Jitendra Awhad’s bungalow instead of the police station where the minister’s men thrashed him with a bamboo stick and belt. The man, in his complaint, has also alleged that Jitendra Awhad was also present.

Karmuse had posted a morphed photo with Jitendra Awhad’s face and a lit-up match stick with a caption, “I protest against the person who has edited the photo.” This happened on April 5 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked people to light candles and ‘diyas’ to fight the “darkness of the coronavirus”.
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