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Worli cylinder blast: Maharashtra women's commission seeks police report on BJP leader's remark about Mumbai mayor

01:50 PM Dec 07, 2021 | IANS

The Maharashtra State Commission for Women has asked the Mumbai police commissioner to submit a factual report about an alleged objectionable remark passed by BJP leader Ashish Shelar about mayor Kishori Pednekar in connection with the recent cylinder blast in Worli.

Taking to Twitter, the Commission's chairperson Rupali Chakankar said "insulting" comments made about women by responsible public representatives "will not be tolerated".

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The Commission has, therefore, taken a "serious" note of the comment and asked the Mumbai police chief to submit a factual report in this connection, Chakankar tweeted on Monday night.

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In her letter to the police commissioner, Chakankar claimed, "Shelar's comment 'the Mumbai Mayor visited (those injured in the blast) after 72 hours of the incident, where were you (the mayor) sleeping for these many hours?' is being broadcast in the news media".

"So, a factual report should be submitted in this connection as per section 12(2) and 12(3) of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women Act, 1993," she said.

Three members of a family died after a gas cylinder exploded in their home in a chawl in Worli area of central Mumbai.

Also Read: Worli cylinder blast: Mother succumbs to injuries, leaving 5-year-old as sole survivor

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