Farmers’ leader Shetty sows seeds for police ‘revolt’ in Maharashtra
Raju Shetty has hinted at possibility of police revolt if their grievances are not addressed immediately. Shetty has said that Maharashtra police are being demoralized for the past few years and political interference and negative approach of judiciary has aggravated the situation.pune Updated: Jun 07, 2017 14:27 IST
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetty, who is a major player in farmers agitation in Maharashtra, has hinted at possibility of police revolt if their grievances are not addressed immediately.“Do not test patience of police personnel otherwise you will face another revolt”, Shetty has warned.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Shetty, also a Lok Sabha member, has warned Fadnavis government against making any attempt to suppress farmers agitation with the help of police. “Police have sympathy for the current agitation. Please remember that police are sons of farmers. Do not test their patience”, Shetty has posted. Shetty has said that Maharashtra police are being demoralized for the past few years and political interference and negative approach of judiciary has aggravated the situation. “While farmers are committing suicide, police force is dying gradually because of silent killers like diabetes and blood pressure”, Shetty has noted.
Shetty has demanded that police force must be given separate pay-scale and alleged that transfers from constable to SP do not take place unless monthly installment is assured.“Police must be given representation in the Assembly while government must immediately look into other issues like residence, health security and education for children”, Shetty has said.
“Police do not have any respect for Home department. They are experiencing suffocation. Please address their issues or you will face another rebellion”, Lok Sabha member has concluded his post.
First Published: Jun 07, 2017 13:51 IST