Attack on MNS MLA: Two cops suspended, probe against 2 others

Last Updated: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 13:41

Mumbai: Two police officers have been
suspended in connection with the assault on MNS MLA Harshvardhan Jadhav by the police at Aurangabad, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said Friday.

Patil informed the state Legislative Assembly a day after
legislators demanded action against police officers and the
House had to be adjourned thrice as opposition MLAs rushed
into the well and shouted slogans, blaming him for the
incident.

Police inspector Abhiman Pawar and PSI Suryakant Kokne
have been suspended for their involvement in the attack, Patil told the House.
An IG level inquiry will be conducted against Additional
Superintendent of Police Arvind Chavdiya and PSI S Palvade, he
added.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had constituted a
seven-member committee to review the matter after ruckus in
the Lower House yesterday over the attack.
The committee will be headed by the Home Minister and
include Cooperatives Minister Harshwardhan Patil, PWP MLA
Ganpatrao Deshmukh, NCP MLA Dilip Sopal, Leader of Opposition
Eknath Khadse (BJP), Shiv Sena group leader Subhash Desai and
MNS group leader Bala Nandgaonkar.

Jadhav was beaten by police during Chief Minister`s visit
to Aurangabad in January, as he allegedly broke through the
security cordon.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 13:41

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