Published On : Tue, Jan 2nd, 2018

Fadnavis seeks judicial probe into Pune violence, assures Rs10 Lakh compensation for victim’s kin


Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, he will request the Supreme Court to initiate a judicial probe into the violence on January 1. Talking to reporters, he said, “Request will be made to SC for judicial inquiry in Koregaon violence matter and CID probe will also be conducted in the death of the youth.” He also announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for victim’s kin.

On Tuesday there were calls for Mumbai as Dalit groups sought action against those involved in the violent clashes in Pune the day before. After lakhs of Dalits gathered in the city to attend an event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon violence between the Dalits and Maratha communityies were reported on Monday. The violence led to death of one person and left several injured.

This morning hundreads of people stalled train operations at Mulund, Chembur, Bhandup, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in Vikhroli and Nehru Nagar in Kurla. There were gtroups of peopleattempting road blocked but the police managed to avoid it so far, informed Additional Commissioner of Police Lakhmi Gautam.

The traffic on the roads, including on Sion Panvel highwaywas blocked. The protesters tried to march towards Ambedkar garden in Chembur but the police restricted them.