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Bhima-koregaon culprits won’t be spared, says CM Fadnavis

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Published : Mar 14, 2018, 6:12 am IST
Updated : Mar 14, 2018, 6:14 am IST

He also announced that state government would itself pay compensation for all the property damaged in the incident.

Devendra Fadnavis
 Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured the House that his government would not spare any person despite their ideology, caste or religion in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. Claiming that he would see to it that justice is done, he also said that revoking cases against protesters who participated in Maharashtra bandh on January 3 — which followed the January 1 violence — would be revoked. 

Mr Fadnavis said, “A total of 58 cases have been registered in the violence issue. There are nice atrocity cases and five cases on police complaints. There are 62 accused in all incidents across the state. Two boys have lost their lives and thorough investigation is on.”  He also accepted the demands of Opposition members to revoke the cases against activists who participated in the agitation. “There is a procedure to do this. We will have to hand over the case to the additional DG, law and order. The department will then prepare a proposal, which be sent to a Cabinet sub-committee for approval. We will follow this procedure,” said Mr Fadnavis. 

 

He also announced that state government would itself pay compensation for all the property damaged in the incident. Property worth Rs 9,45,00,000 was laid to waste during the January 1 incident and after the bandh, the damages went up to Rs 13 crore in total. 

Tags: bandh, protesters, bhima-koregaon violence case