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MUMBAI: A corporator and her associate were booked on Saturday for thrashing the staffer of a snacks shop in Malad a fortnight ago and stealing from the cash counter. After the corporator pressed charges of molestation against the eatery staffer, Radhakant Yadav, he spent six days behind bars before getting bail. Bangur Nagar police said they are probing both complaints and have not arrested the corporator.
On May 20, Yadav was working alone at the snacks shop. He had served samosas to a customer who ate them and gargled water before spitting on the street. According to the FIR, the corporator arrived on a scooter and slapped the customer for spitting. She shooed him off before opening the grille of the shop and barging in.
“I did not know that she was a corporator. She slapped me as well and asked if the shop had a valid licence. She demanded on knowing where were we getting water from for serving along with snacks,” Yadav said in his statement. The corporator then entered a bathroom inside the shop where she slipped and fell. “She lost her cool and started hitting me on my face and back with a pipe lying there. I suffered a bruise under my eye and started to bleed,” said Yadav.
Within half an hour, her three associates landed up. “They rained kicks and blows on Yadav and hurled expletives. Before leaving, one of them stole Rs 28,000 from the cash counter. The corporator then called for an excavator and got the front portion of the shop demolished. Bystanders shot video clips that show she was present during the demolition,” said the shop owner Mahadev Gawale.
The group took Yadav to the Bangur Nagar police station where he was booked on charges of molestation. After his release on bail, Yadav went to the police station on Saturday and lodged a complaint against the corporator. She did not respond to repeated calls for comment on Sunday. Her identity has not been disclosed as she has complained of molestation.



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