NCP unsure about supporting suspended Ahmednagar cop

Sakal Times
Sunday, 22 October 2017

Pune: The NCP has taken a cautious stand in the case of a police constable from Ahemednagar who was recently suspended for writing against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media.
Notably, the move comes in the backdrop of NCP chief Sharad Pawar meeting 35 youths who were trolled on social media for criticising government policies.

Pune: The NCP has taken a cautious stand in the case of a police constable from Ahemednagar who was recently suspended for writing against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media.
Notably, the move comes in the backdrop of NCP chief Sharad Pawar meeting 35 youths who were trolled on social media for criticising government policies.

NCP spokesperson Ankush Kakade told Sakal Times, “There is a legal provision, which prevents government employees from participating in protests. We are studying if the constable violated this provision or not. If there is a violation, then we will not be able to help the constable. But if it is found that he is being victimised, then we will certainly support him.”
Constable Ramesh Shinde was suspended for allegedly criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a WhatsApp post. He was posted as the bodyguard of Congress MLA and former minister Balasaheb Thorat.

Earlier, the NCP had announced that it will support others, who are being victimised by the government for writing against the government on social media. The NCP had said that youths may approach NCP’s legal cell. It was speculated that there will be more trouble for the government if the NCP or Shiv Sena support youths who received notices from the police for criticising the government.

Kakade further said, “Pawar has extended full support to youths who are writing on social media. In fact, he has assured them he is going to arrange their meeting with CM Fadanvis to discuss this issue. But since the CM was on a foreign tour, such a meeting could not be arranged earlier. However, we have asked all our legal cell members to extend their support to the youths if they face unnecessary action.”

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