In yet another incident of power abuse by a political personality, a man honestly doing his duty at a toll plaza got attacked by a Shiv Sena worker as he asked him to pay the toll. The incident took place at one of Mumbai’s toll plaza on Bandra-Worli Sea Link on September 12. The whole incident was caught on the CCTV cameras operating at the toll plaza.
The victim, Kiran Chouhan, who hails from Chennai, is recovering from his gruesome injuries at the Lilavati Hospital. The culprits, Shiv Sena worker Rahul Rege and his friend Paleshwar Chavan, are under police custody till 15th September.
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On the evening of September, Kiran Chouhan was as usually collecting toll from all passing vehicles at a toll plaza of Bandra-Worli Sea Link. At just over 5 pm, a grey coloured Toyota Innova stopped at the plaza and refused to pay the toll. When Kiran Chouhan insisted them to pay the toll, one of the person sitting inside got out, thrashed Chouhan, and later stabbed him saying “Toll chahiye? Ye le toll”
The assault ended when other people at the toll overpowered the two culprits and handed them over to the police. Kiran Chouhan was rushed to Lilavati hospital after he succumbed injuries on his stomach.
The Magistrate’s Court in Bandra today granted custody of Shiv Sena worker Rahul Rege and his friend Paleshwar Chavan till September 15 to Bandra police station for further investigation. Both the accused were arrested by Bandra police on Sunday after Chavan stabbed an employee of the Bandra-Worli sea link toll booth for asking money for toll.
Bandra police also told the magistrate that they needed to recover the weapon used by both the accused to stab the victim. They also told the court that they needed more time as they needed to find out other records of accused if any or whether he was a habitual offender.