HDMC Corporator Chetan Hirekerur arrested


Hubballi: The Gokul Road Police have arrested ward number 52, Corporator Chetan Hirekerur, and two others in connection with assaulting and threatening a person at the ICE CUBE Hotel on Gokul Road.

According to the police, Rohit Hirekerur, Sahadev Hirekerur, and Prakash Kampli assaulted Rohit Chandawarkar, a resident of Mangal Oni in Old Hubballi, while he was having a drink at the Ice Cube hotel on Sunday night. The trio hit Chandawarkar with a beer bottle on his head, and he suffered cuts. The reason for the assault is said to be a minor verbal clash.

Later, hearing the news of the quarrel, Chetan Hirekerur, HDMC coporator, visited the bar and threatened Chandawarkar not to give a police complaint or else he would be finished in the next 15 days. Chandawarkar, despite getting warnings, approached Gokul Road police and registered a case against them.

The police arrested Chetan, Rohit, and Sahadev, and Chetan Kampli is absconding. The police have registered a case against these four under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 504 (deliberate insult to any individual overseeing provocation), 506 criminal intimidation), and section 34, said Inspector JM Kalimirchi.

Rohit Chandawarkar, is the son-in-law of HDMC corporator Rajanna Koravi, a HDMC corporator and BJP leader, told police: “Rohit was in the news when he and his wife Rajanna’s daughter married each other despite resistance from their parents,” said the sources.

Hirekerur and his gang allegedly assaulted a radio jockey and her family in the same Ice Cube hotel just a few months ago, according to the police.

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