Sayyad Rashid, an All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) corporator, has been detained and sent to jail for alleged bootlegging, under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Slumlords, Bootleggers, Drug-Offenders and Dangerous Persons (MPDA) Act, said police on Thursday.
Rashid had last week opposed a resolution to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee following which, he was subsequently beaten up, allegedly by some BJP corporators, accusing Rashid of allegedly promoting enmity between members of two communities.
Later, the AIMIM corporator was granted bail on Tuesday, but minutes after his release, a team from City Chowk police station in Aurangabad reached Harsul jail where he was lodged and served the order issued by the city commissioner under MPDA.
Two other offences had been registered against Rashid in the past, told police officials.
“After analysing his criminal records, we found that he is a dangerous person and could promote enmity between two communities,” said police, adding that “as per the provisions of the MPDA, the corporator will remain in detention for a year.”