Addl Collector burnt alive by mafia in Maharashtra

Mumbai: An additional district collector was on Tuesday burnt alive allegedly by petrol and diesel mafia at Manmad in Maharashtra`s Nashik district, police said.

Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane was accompanied by his personal assistant and driver when the shocking incident took place at a roadside Dhaba near Manmad town, about 260 KM from here.

"Preliminary reports say Sonawane had gone there to conduct a raid on petrol and diesel mafia. There some people, believed to be associated with the mafia, who set him on fire causing his death," Additional Director General (Law&Order) K P Rahuvanshi told PTI.

Another report said Sonawane had stopped at a roadside hotel on way to a certain place to oversee security arrangements for an event when he found people adulterating fuel.