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WATCH: 'Do You Know Who I Am?' Jailed NCP Lawmaker Abuses Mumbai Cop

Ramesh Kadam is in Byculla Jail for his involvement in a ₹385 crore scam.

20/05/2017 12:54 PM IST | Updated 20/05/2017 12:54 PM IST
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) lawmaker from Maharashtra was caught on camera throwing an expletive-ridden tantrum outside the Byculla jail in Mumbai on Thursday.

Reportedly, Ramesh Kadam, who was arrested for his involvement in scam at Annabhau Sathe Backward Classes Development Corporation in 2015, was furious because a van was late picking him up.

According to NDTV, Kadam was to undergo a regular medical examination, for which they were waiting for the vehicle. But he grew impatient, and started abusing the cops and kept repeating, "You don't know who I am!"

The cop, on the other hand, stood stone-faced and unmovable — and responded only with the occasional, "Sure," or "OK, do it," to Kadam's abuses.

When Kadam saw that a constable was recording the incident on his phone, he threatened to file a complaint of corruption against the police officer.

Now that the video has gone viral on social media, Mumbai police commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar has ordered an enquiry into the matter.

Rashmi Karandikar, deputy police commissioner and Mumbai police spokesperson said, "The enquiry will be conducted by deputy commissioner of police (zone III) after it was ordered on Friday".

Earlier, the Bombay High Court in February 2016 had come down heavily upon Kadam and his accomplices, who were charged in a ₹385 crore scam. The court had said:

"It shocks one and all as to the shameless manner in which the taxpayers' money is being swindled, misappropriated and robbed by such unscrupulous holders of the posts."

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