Congress MLA Nitesh Rane was arrested this morning for misbehaving with the fisheries commissioner last week. The Malvan police have registered a case under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code.
Last week, during a meeting to discuss problems faced by fishermen, Rane allegedly threw fish at the senior government officer.
In a video clip aired by local news channels, Rane was purportedly seen talking to the fisheries commissioner of Sindhudurg in his office packed. While arguing, he picked up a fish, which was dumped on the commissioner’s table and threw it at him.
Rane, however, remained defiant. The MLA from Kankavli in coastal Sindhudurg district said he did so to protest the officer’s alleged "ignorant attitude" towards the woes of the fishing community.
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