21 Virshayva Lingayat Gawali community members booked under social boycott act in Pune
The 62-year-old complainant was allegedly exiled from the community for marrying a Muslim woman back in 1992.Updated: Oct 19, 2017 14:28 IST
A case was filed against 21 members of Virshayva Lingayat Gawali community under the Maharashtra Social Boycott Prevention Act, 2016 on Tuesday.
Complainant Ramesh Dattu Hiranwale, a 62-year-old advocate from Parmarnagar area of Fatimanagar in Pune, married a Muslim woman in 1992. In his complaint, Hiranwale submitted that he married his first wife on June 19, 1992 in a court and decided to live with her parents as she was their only child.
He claimed that the community members called him on the same evening at 8 pm where the 21 people named in the case were present. "I was exiled from the community during the meeting and I was declared dead among my relatives and was asked to stay away from all community related events. They threatened other community members with similar consequence if they continued interacting with me," he submitted in the complaint.
The lawyer also submitted that the community members allegedly assaulted him on that night in 1992 before threatening to kill him. Years later, when he married for a second time and asked to be included in the community, the community leaders asked for ₹10,00,000 in exchange.
The 21 members of the community were identified as Mankuji Aurange, Lakshman Mankuji Bidkar, Kisan Janubas, Honnappa Balappa Pailwan, Kisan Chavadke (deceased), Dattu Bidkar, Mahadu Gangaram Bidkar, Hiraman Bidkar, Vitthl Mahadu Pailwan, Ashok Gangaram Bidkar, advocate Chandrakant Bidkar, Shailendra Bidkar, Sudhakar Tukaram Bidkar, Sadashiv Vistane, Tukaram Kirlosakar, Appa Udgirkar, Raju Bhimaji Bidkar, Dnyaneshwar Kisan Jayubas, Suryakant Bidkar and Uttam Lagote.