VIJAYAPURA: A gram panchayat member walked into the panchayat office with a pistol in his pocket and allegedly threatened the panchayat development officer (PDO) and another gram panchayat member at Devara Nimbaragi in Chadachan taluk recently.
Gram panchayat member Zakir Maniyar allegedly assaulted and threatened PDO Vishwanath Rathod of life, asking him to run the affairs of the panchayat as per his bidding. The other panchayat members and staff were shocked when Zakir walked in with a firearm in his pocket.
Jinnasab Bandroti, another panchayat member, said, “It has been three years and Zakir Maniyar does not allow the gram panchayat to function and picks up fights with the PDO. We are fed up of his tantrums and want to resign”.
The incident occurred in Chadachan police limits.