‘Arrests in case based on evidence’

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 7 March 2019

Maharashtra DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal on Wednesday said the Pune city police have arrested the accused in Elgar Parishad case based on evidence and filed the charge sheet as per the law.

Pune: Maharashtra DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal on Wednesday said the Pune city police have arrested the accused in Elgar Parishad case based on evidence and filed the charge sheet as per the law.
 
Jaiswal was speaking to reporters at the Police Commissioner’s Office in Camp, after a security review meeting ahead of the elections. Pune Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham, State Intelligence Department (SID) Commissioner Rashmi Shukla, IG (Law & Order) Milind Bharambe were also present on the occasion. The security meeting was attended by Pune Rural SP Sandeep Patil and Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner RK Padmanabhan. 
 
When Jaiswal was asked about NCP supremo Sharad Pawar’s statement that he would have suspended the Pune police commissioner over Elgar Parishad case investigation, the DGP said he was unaware of the political leader’s statement.
 
“We have taken review of the case. Charge sheet has been filed based on evidence. All laws have been followed,” he added.
 
Talking about security preparations before the Lok Sabha elections, Jaiswal added, “We are ready for the elections and training of police personnel is going on as per directions of the Election Commission. Instructions have been issued to all police unit commanders to keep the force on alert to deal with any eventuality.”

Watch on ISIS 
Jaiswal also attended the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) Raising Day function as Chief Guest. “The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and other agencies are keeping a watch to prevent youths from joining the terrorist organisation ISIS,” he said.

No report submitted after lathicharge on differently-abled
The Pune police are yet to submit a report about the lathi charge of protesting differently abled persons. DGP Jaiswal said action would be taken after getting the report. 

26/11 not forgotten 
When asked about reports that terrorists are planning to attack through the sea, DGP Jaiswal said they have not forgotten the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. “We have learnt the lessons and the lacunae have been taken care of. Now the police are armed with QRT and modern weapons to deal with such attacks,” he said.

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