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Sitting HC judge will investigate matter: CM Fadnavis

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Published : Jan 3, 2018, 6:12 am IST
Updated : Jan 3, 2018, 6:15 am IST

The state government will also give compensation to all the people whose vehicles were damaged in the violence.

Devendra Fadnavis
 Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured citizens of a judicial probe by a sitting high court judge into the violence that erupted on Monday in Pune district during the 200th annziversary celebrations of the Battle of Koregaon.

Mr Fadnavis has also declared the grant of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the youth who died in the violence.

The state government will also give compensation to all the people whose vehicles were damaged in the violence.

 “The state government has taken serious cognisance of the incident. The police has handled the entire incident in a sensitive way. Every year, people around 15,000 to 20,000 go to the site. But as it was the 200th anniversary, almost three and half lakh people gathered there. Still, the police handled the issue very sensitively,” said Mr Fadnavis on Tuesday.

“There will be a thorough probe of the case. Every aspect of the incident will be checked. There were programmes for the gatherings for this function. There were alerts of leftist, aggressive organisations trying to provoke the people. So, government has decided to opt for the judicial probe. We will request the high court to investigate the issue,” said Mr Fadnavis.

He added that the youth’s death would be seen as a murder and there would be a CID inquiry into the matter.

Apart from these announcements, the chief minister also appealed to the people of Maharashtra to maintain law and order. “Citizens of the state must maintain peace and should not fall to rumours. No political leader should put out statements that could hurt the harmony of the society,” said Mr Fadnavis.

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