MLAs thrashing cop: Panel submits report, goes soft on politicians

Apr 18, 2013, 16:31 IST | Agencies

The panel appointed by the Maharashtra Assembly to look into the suspension of five MLAs for allegedly attacking a police officer submitted its final report today.

According to reports, the panel, which has submitted its report speaker Dilip Walse Patil, has gone easy on the politicians involved and has suggested that Sub-Inspector Sachin Suryavanshi brought the assault upon himself.

The panel has also recommended that three of the five MLAs who were suspended for beating up Suryavanshi should be allowed to return to the Maharashtra Assembly.

MLAs Ram Kadam and Kshitij Thakur
MLAs Ram Kadam (L) and Kshitij Thakur. File pic

The five MLAs had allegedly assaulted the Traffic Police Sub-Inspector inside the Vidhan Bhavan premises on March 19 and were subsequently suspended.

Last month, Sub-Inspector Suryavanshi stopped the car of legislator Kshitij Thakur for speeding on the Bandra-Worli sea link. He was summoned to the Maharashtra Assembly the next day and was attacked there.

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