PUNE: Rushikesh Bartakke, one of the complainants against two cops suspended in connection with the Parvati land dispute, on Monday, while speaking to Sakal Times, claimed that the said land belongs to the woman who has also complained against the cops.
Earlier in December 2018, the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO), Pune, had informed the Dattawadi police station that the land in question is in possession of one Premchand Bafna.
The 66-year-old woman from Pashan, who claims to have inherited the land from her father, had accused policemen Shailesh Jagtap and Parvez Jamadar, then posted with the Crime Branch, for allegedly threatening her over the land in Parvati area, located under the jurisdiction of Dattawadi police station.
According to the police, the woman wanted to sell the land through middleman Prashant Joshi. He, along with Rushikesh Bartakke and the policemen met the woman and took away the land documents. Later, the policemen and Joshi refused to give the papers back to her.
The woman had lodged a complaint against the two policemen. A similar complaint was lodged by Bartakke that the cops accepted kickbacks from him. After an enquiry, the Pune city police suspended Jamadar and Jagtap.
Later, the woman and Bartakke, who claimed that the SDO did not take note of their submission before passing an order that Bafna was in possession of the land, appealed to District Superintendent Of Land Records, Pune, who transferred the matter to City Survey Officer, Pimpri-Chinchwad, for fresh demarcation and survey of the land. The City Survey Officer in his order dated September 16 ordered that ‘K’ copy of the demarcation map be given to the woman. The officer also refuted objections of Premchand Bafna.