Dalit woman atrocity case: Police officer suspended
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Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 19:25
Mumbai: Maharashtra Government on Friday announced suspension of the concerned officer of Patan tehsil police station at Mulgaon in Satara district for his inaction in connection with parading of a Dalit woman naked in January this year.

"The concerned officer, who showed laxity in registering a case against the accused, is suspended," Minister of State for Home, Satej Patil, said in the Legislative Council.

The government was serious about the issue and was not shielding anybody, he added.

The woman was allegedly paraded naked by members of an upper caste family after her son eloped with a girl from the family.

Shiv Sena MLC Diwakar Raote said, "Why the opposition had to demand his suspension, when the incident had occurred three months ago?"

The government should have registered a case against the officer on its own rather than waiting for the discussion to take place in the house, Raote said.

"Suspending the officer will not serve any purpose...he should be dismissed from his service," he said.


First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 19:25

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