This Article is From Aug 25, 2013

Shiv Sena leader, who threatened to strip women staff at toll plaza, booked for molestation

Shiv Sena leader, who threatened to strip women staff at toll plaza, booked for molestation

Shiv Sena leader Anil Kadam caught on camera abusing the all-women staff at a toll plaza

Pune: Shiv Sena leader Anil Kadam, who was caught on camera hurling abuses at an all-women plaza in Maharashtra, has been booked for molestation among other offences. Mr Kadam, a legislator from Niphad in Maharashtra's Nashik district, resigned yesterday from the state assembly.

On Thursday, the Shiv Sena leader was passing through a toll plaza in his constituency when the staff stopped his car and asked for the toll payment of Rs. 40.

The police said Mr Kadam apparently lost his cool and warned the all-women staff, "B********, in spite of my saying it, you don't let the car pass. I'm warning you, I will ask the women of my family to strip you."

The litany of abuse continued from Mr Kadam. "M********, I told you I am MLA and I also gave my car number. You are running the toll in my area. I will create hell for you." Then he ordered his supporters, "Go break things."

They obliged by vandalising the booths at the toll plaza, breaking a computer.

The complaint was registered soon after by the women staff at the toll against Mr Kadam.
State legislators' cars are exempted from the toll but Mr Kadam was reportedly travelling in a private car.