The former NCP deputy mayor of Kolhapur, Shama Mulla along with 15 others were arrested at a gambling den in Yadavnagar of Kolhapur. According to police, on a tip-off, a team raided the Matka (gambling) den in Yadavnagar area, run by Salim Mulla, the husband of former deputy mayor Shama Mulla. Salim, who is currently absconding, attacked police officials and fled away with a pistol.
The police team which raided the den was led by Aishwarya Sharma. On the arrival of the police at the former deputy mayor’s residence, they found booking registers and other incriminating documents suggestive of rampant gambling practices.
Shama Mulla’s husband Salim Mulla and others attacked the Additional Superintendent of Police Aishwarya Sharma and tore down one of the constables’ clothes and snatched his service revolver.
Brandishing the revolver, Salim and his close aides roughed up the ASP and his team and fled from the place. A police constable has been seriously injured in the brawl.
Immediately, after finding information about this attack, Kolhapur Superintendent of Police Abhinav Deshmukh and Deputy Superintendent of Police Tirupati Kakade along with the reinforcements went to the spot and nabbed 15 people including Shama Mullah. The police then searched Mullah’s house and found objectionable documents related to gambling. Police is on a lookout against Salim and others who are still absconding.