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Ink thrown at Maharashtra minister, 10 policemen suspended for lapse in security

Pune. The Pimpri Chichwad police in Maharashtra’s Pune district have suspended three of their officers and seven other personnel in connection with the incident in which ink was thrown at senior state minister Chandrakant Patil.

A top official gave this information on Sunday. The incident took place in Pimpri town on Saturday in protest against Patil’s controversial remarks about Dr BR Ambedkar and social reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule.

It is being told that action has been taken against ten policemen for alleged lapse in security of Patil.

Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissioner Ankush Shinde said, “We have suspended seven policemen and three officers in connection with the incident.”

All of them were deployed in the security of the minister during his visit. On Saturday evening, ink was thrown at Patil by three people when he was coming out of an office bearer’s house in Pimpri.

The police have detained all the three people involved in this act. Ink was thrown at a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Aurangabad district, a day after he made a controversial statement.

At an event in Aurangabad on Friday, Higher and Technical Education Minister Patil said in Marathi that Ambedkar and Phule did not seek government grants to run educational institutions, they begged people to collect funds to start schools and colleges. sought. Controversy arose over the use of the word alms.

Following the ink-throwing incident, Patil had urged state Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis not to take action against any police officer or personnel for lapses in security. Patil had also said that his statement was misinterpreted.

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