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Fadnavis sends Aurangabad PC on compulsory leave

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday sent Aurangabad City Police Commissioner Yashashvi Yadav on compulsory leave and ordered an inquiry against him following allegations made by all the Opposition parties, including alliance partner Shiv Sena in the state assembly in connection with attacks on residents of Mitmita and Padegaon when they are opposing to allow the garbage loaded truck of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation for dumping at Safari Park area on March 7. Police had resorted to lathicharge and using teargas to disperse the irate villagers when they are opposing to allow the truck, resulting in the agitators setting ablaze two garbage trucks and pelting stones on police.
After controlling the mob, the police launched a massive combing operation in nearby areas in which they forcefully entered in the houses of residents and allegedly beat up women, children and elders and damagedtheir TV sets and motorcycles. The issue of police act was raised by the various political parties, including AIMIM, Shiv Sena and NCP whose leaders visited the villages and interacted with the affected people who had received injuries in the police action. City AIMIM MLA Imitaz Jalil introduced all the affected villagers in front of Divisional Commissioner Purushottam Bhapkar recently who was assured that suitable action will be taken against the culprit.

Following the ruckus in Assembly over the garbage issue, Mr Fadnavis announced a decision to send Mr Yadav on leave and set up a inquiry committee headed by additional chief secretary and reports will be submitted with in months and asked him to hand over the charge to IGP of Aurangabad Division Milind Bharambe. Mr Yadav on Wednesday visited Mitmita and Padegaon villages to meet the villagers.

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