Pune Police constable files complaint against Additional Municipal Commissioner 

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 2 September 2017

Pimpri: A police constable attached to Nigdi police station, Sanjay Beble, filed a complaint against Additional Municipal Commissioner Achyut Hange at the Sangvi police station. According to the complaint, Hange publicly abused Beble and manhandled him at the Pimple Gurav immersion ghat.

Pimpri: A police constable attached to Nigdi police station, Sanjay Beble, filed a complaint against Additional Municipal Commissioner Achyut Hange at the Sangvi police station. According to the complaint, Hange publicly abused Beble and manhandled him at the Pimple Gurav immersion ghat.

The complaint stated, "On Wednesday, a contractual worker with the PCMC drowned in Pavana river during the immersion. There was a huge crowd of people gathered at the ghat. They blamed the PCMC for not providing required life saving facilities at the site. People alleged that the PCMC has not provided a rope for use during an emergency situation. They also alleged that a person had drowned during Ganesh immersion last year, too, due to the PCMC's apathy."

The crowd was aggressive and questioned Hange over the apathy and held the PCMC responsible for the death of the health worker. Hange was surrounded by the crowd. He asked Beble to control the crowd. He even asked the policeman to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd. Beble told him it was not possible without orders from his superiors. According to Beble, "Hange not only abused him but also manhandled him." 

Meanwhile, Hange could not be contacted for his comment on the issue.

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