Violence-hit families rehabilitated

ST correspondent
Thursday, 14 June 2018

Deputy Mayor Siddharth Dhende of the Republican Party of India (A) and District Officer Rajendra Muthe, handed over the letters of the rehabilitation order to concerned families.

PUNE: The Athawale and Sakat families, which suffered during the Koregaon-Bhima violence, have been allocated rehabilitation in houses built by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the orders for the same have been issued by Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao on Tuesday. Both families were continuously protesting since June 1 at the District Collectorate.

Deputy Mayor Siddharth Dhende of the Republican Party of India (A) and District Officer Rajendra Muthe, handed over the letters of the rehabilitation order to concerned families. The Athawale family declared that they are taking back their protest and thanked the administration and others.

The Athawale family had borne the brunt of the violence that took place in Koregaon Bhima as a mob of 1,500-2,000 people from their village Sanaswadi, burnt their house and workshop alleging them of being involved in the violence. The Sakat family of Koregaon-Bhima faced similar violence and a loss of a family member Pooja Sakat, the 19-year-old whose death took place in suspicious circumstances.

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