Mumbai: Maharashtra Legislative Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar today directed the state government to suspend Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale and deputy commissioner of police Tushar Doshi if the two officials had issued a letter to file an FIR against MLC Jayant Patil.
PWP leader Patil, who is also chairman of the Raigad District Central Cooperative Bank, had raised the issue in the Council and had demanded their suspension.
“CP Nagrale and the DCP have given a letter to file an FIR against me while the Session is going on,” said Patil.
Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde seconded the issue and urged the chairman to look into the matter.
“How can police file an FIR against a member while the House is going on,” questioned Munde.
Ruling on the issue, Nimbalkar said, “I direct the government to suspend the CP and the DCP if they have indeed issued a letter to file an FIR against Jayant Patil.”
Anant Kalse, principal secretary of the legislature, later told reporters that it was the privilege of the legislature that the competent authority should inform it about the filing of an FIR against a member of the House.
Patil said that if a borrower filed a case against the bank, he, as chairman, had nothing to do with loan recovery.