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Inspector shifted in Navi Mumbai case

The Govt has ordered an inquiry by the Revenue Commissioner into the firing, Maharashtra's Dy CM RR Patil said.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 22:00 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Maharashtra Governmenton Saturdaytransferred police inspector Shamsher Pathan, who allegedly ordered the firing on two clashing groups in Ghansoli in neighbouring Navi Mumbai on March 16 and ordered a probe into the incident.

The government has ordered an inquiry by the Revenue Commissioner into the firing, Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil told reporters after a meeting on the Navi Mumbai riots at the Mantralaya (secretariat).

Three persons were killed, two in police firing, and 75 injured in Ghansoli, some 60 kms from here, following clashes which started between residents of the village and 'Mathadi' workers (porters) after alleged molestation of a village girl by the workers on the day of Holi.

An official of the rank of Additional Director General would probe Pathan's action and would also dwell on charges that he was guilty of "dereliction of duty", Patil said.

Patil, who holds Home portfolio, said a CID probe has also been ordered into the kiling of the bodyguard of Mathadi workers union leader Narendra Annasaheb Patil, in the group clashes.

NCP leader and Thane district Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, Navi Mumbai mayor Manisha Bhoir, NCP MLA Shashikant Shinde and local functionaries of Shiv Sena, BJP and Congress from Navi Mumbai were present at the meeting.

First Published: Mar 18, 2006 21:49 IST