Mantra Residency Society: Office Bearers Booked for Assaulting Society Member Over Unpaid Maintenance Charges”

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Pimpri Chinchwad police have registered a case against three individuals for manhandling a housing society member in Pune over unpaid maintenance charges. Learn more about the incident, the consequences, and the ongoing investigation.

In a recent development, the Pimpri Chinchwad police in Pune have booked three individuals for allegedly manhandling a housing society member due to unpaid maintenance charges. The incident took place in front of the B4 building of Mantra Residency in Nighoje on May 12. According to the police, Bhausaheb Pawar, a resident, had failed to pay the maintenance charges for the past nine months, resulting in a shortage of funds for the society’s upkeep.

Bhausaheb Pawar, in his complaint, stated, “Society secretary Dattatraya Pawar and members Mangesh Salunkhe and Deepak Varak allegedly attacked me over the pending society maintenance charges, which resulted in my injury.”

The altercation occurred when Bhausaheb Pawar was confronted by a group of other residents who were dissatisfied with his non-payment of the maintenance charges. The situation escalated quickly, leading to physical aggression and the alleged manhandling of the resident. The police were called to the scene, and a case has been registered against the three accused individuals.

Dattatraya Sonawane, the investigation officer, emphasized the importance of residents understanding that non-payment of maintenance charges can have a detrimental impact on the society’s funds and overall quality of life. However, resorting to violence or aggression is never a solution and can result in serious legal consequences.

Sonawane further mentioned that an FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the law, including 324, 323, 504, and 506, and an investigation is currently underway. Society office bearers stated that they had approached Bhausaheb Pawar multiple times regarding the pending dues. Notices were also issued to him, but he refused to accept them and displayed unwillingness to settle the outstanding amount.