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Revoke transfer order of cops: Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

india Updated: Jan 03, 2009 20:34 IST

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A Hindu right wing organisation on Saturday demanded revocation of transfer order of two officials who were transferred following a raid on madrassa.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Deu Banaulikar and Police Inspector Harish Madkaikar were transferred after they raided a madrassa and had brought 88 'burkha-clad' teenaged girls, studying at madrassa, to the police station for verification.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Saturday demanded that the transfer be revoked as both the officers were well within their duties to conduct the raid.

"The raid was conducted amidst fear of a terror attack. How can you blame them. The madrassa was not registered with the government."

"Both the officers had a right to verify the occupants," HJS President Jayesh Thali told reporters here.
According to the organisation the transfer was due to political pressure. "Congress MP Fransisco Sardinha mounted pressure on Deputy Superintendent of Police to apologise for the raid," Thali said.

The HJS has threatened to call for agitation, if the transfer order is not revoked with immediate effect.
The organisation has lambasted the state government for "going soft" on the temple desecration issue. "Police officers are transferred for raiding madrassa but no one was taken to task for the series of desecration of temples that witnessed in the state," he said.

The madrassa at Vasco, located 40 kms away from here, was raided in mid-December. The raid had evoked strong reaction from Muslim organisations who had summoned Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on the issue.