Samajwadi Party regional president Farooq Goshi has alleged that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists killed the Dubey brothers from Pisavli village near Dombivli for being north Indians and that the police aided and abetted the brutal double murder committed in public.
The doctor brothers, Omprakash and Jaiprakash, were killed on the night of October 21, when MNS chief Raj Thackeray was arrested and kept in Manpada police station in Dombivli.
Goshi on Thursday filed a rejoinder to affidavits filed by the local police, Government Railway Police and DCP (Kalyan), in reply to his petition before the State Human Rights Commission. Goshi has alleged police inaction during Thackeray’s tirade against north Indians and violence against them.
The petition was filed soon after north Indian students, who came to appear in a railway recruitment examination, were beaten up by MNS activists. Goshi’s lawyer K.P. Mishra said MNS activists had dragged the Dubey brothers from a police van along with two other north Indians. The other two managed to escape, he added.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) K.L. Prasad has replied to the petition saying the police took prompt action against the MNS activists involved in violence and three cases are registered against Thackeray himself at Kanjurmarg, Kherwadi and Borivli.