Farmers` protest in Pune: Six policemen suspended

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 22:17

Pune: Six police constables attached to Pune
rural police were suspended on Thursday for "vandalising private
vehicles" during Tuesday`s protest by farmers in Maval region.
Rural Police Superintendent Sandip Karnik issued the
suspension order in connection with vandalising the vehicles
parked on Mumbai-Pune expressway.

Farmers were protesting against a pipeline project for
supply of water from Pavna dam to Pimpri Chinchwad township
when police opened fire leaving three persons dead.
Video-footage of the incident showed some policemen
attacking private vehicles.

Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature saw a ruckus
this morning, seeking suspension of the guilty policemen.

Those suspended are S S Gengaje, N A Wadge, J H Korde, R
B Bhagvat, V B Nagre and M N Dhankar.


First Published: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 22:17
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