Maval firing: Karnik says he did not call for ballistic report
Former superintendent of Pune rural police Sandip Karnik yesterday informed a judicial commission that he did not call for the ballistic report for the bullets which killed demonstrators on August 9 last year during a farmer agitation in Baur
The information surfaced when Advocate Vinayak Abhyankar, representing the farmers, cross-examined Karnik. The lawyer said such a report would have helped prove whose bullets had hit the farmers. Abhyankar added that Karnik did not call for the report even though he was holding the charge of superintendent of Pune rural till September 1.
Karnik was deposing before the one-member commission headed by retired judge of the Bombay High Court M G Gaikwad for the second consecutive day about the police firing on farmers in Maval.
The farmers were agitating to oppose a water pipeline.