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  Metros   Mumbai  27 Dec 2018  Dhule cops detain kin of dead farmer

Dhule cops detain kin of dead farmer

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Dec 27, 2018, 2:26 am IST
Updated : Dec 27, 2018, 2:26 am IST

The farmer’s grievance was that his neighbour, Shankar Girase, had received a compensation of Rs 1.89 crore.

Maharashra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: File)
 Maharashra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: File)

Mumbai: The police on Wednesday detained Narendra Dharma Patil, the son of 84-year-old deceased Dhule farmer Dharma Patil, and his mother from 6 am to 6 pm as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had arrived for a programme pertaining to the dedication of the administrative building of the Dondaicha-Warwade Municipal Council in the district.

Speaking to The Asian Age, Mr Patil said that despite giving the Dhule police a written statement two days ago that he would not protest against the chief minister, his mother and he were detained.

According to him, the police had said that they would be let off once Mr Fadnavis leaves the district. Mr Patil’s father consumed a poisonous chemical on January 22, protesting against the poor compensation he had received for a plot of land — which was given for an energy project — and died seven days later at JJ Hospital.

The farmer’s grievance was that his neighbour, Shankar Girase, had received a compensation of Rs 1.89 crore.

Mr Patil’s letter to the Dondaicha police station, a copy of which is in this paper’s possession, reads, “My demands are pending with the state government, but I will raise them in a lawful manner. I will not use any illegal method to get my demands fulfilled during the chief minister’s visit and I will not do anything that would create a law and order problem in the district.”

Mr Patil also alleged that the police had detained him and his mother on the directions of Dhule guardian minister Jaykumar Rawal.

Asked whether compensation was given for his land, he said that the state government has deposited Rs 54 lakh in their accounts, but the family was not accepting it.

“The police thought that we would protest against Mr Fadnavis but hadn’t planned to do so,” he said. The police had also detained Mr Patil on a previous occasion when the chief minister was in the district on August 2.

Calls to Vishwas Pandhare, superintendent of police of Dhule district, went unanswered at the time of going to press.

Tags: devendra fadnavis, dhule cops
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)