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Cop assaulted by MLAs shunted out of Mumbai

August 09, 2013 14:13 IST

Mumbai police traffic department's sub-inspector Sachin Suryavanshi, who was allegedly assaulted after he fined an MLA for speeding, has been transferred out of the city.

Suryavanshi had been allegedly beaten up by some MLAs in the Maharashtra Assembly premises, after he stopped and fined Bahujan Vikas Aghadi MLA Kshitij Thakur for speeding his vehicle on the Bandra-Worli sea link in March this year.

He was subsequently suspended following a breach of privilege motion against him in the state Legislature, but the suspension was revoked last month and he had been reinstated.

"There is an order from the Director General of Police's office on his transfer to Police Training Centre in Sangli
district," a senior traffic police official told PTI today.

Police described the shifting of the controversial policeman as a routine transfer. In March, MLAs Ram Kadam (MNS) and Kshitij Thakur had been arrested by the crime branch for allegedly assaulting the police officer, attached to Worli Traffic Police, inside the Vidhan Bhawan premises.

They were later released on bail.

During the budget session, five MLAs including Thakur and Kadam were suspended from the Assembly after they allegedly beat up Suryavanshi. On July 24, their suspension was revoked by the state Assembly.

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