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Trupti Desai held for threatening Pune’s Sassoon hospital dean

Social activist claims that Dr Ajay Chandanwale’s disability is 18 per cent, not 40 per cent as mentioned in the disability certificate submitted by him.

pune Updated: Jul 13, 2018 17:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Trupti Desai,Pune,Sassoon General Hospital
Trupti Desai in a media interaction had alleged that Dr Ajay Chandanwale, dean, Sassoon General Hospital, had cheated the government by submitting false disability certificate.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

The Bund Garden police, on Thursday, arrested prominent lawyer and social activist Trupti Desai on charges of issuing threats to blacken the face of Dr Ajay Chandanwale over a ‘fake’ disability certificate. She was immediately released after a preventive notice was issued to her.

Desai, in a media interaction, had alleged that Dr Chandanwale, the dean of Sassoon General Hospital, had cheated the state government on many instances as he had submitted a false disability certificate, which was in violation of the Maharashtra public service commission (MPSC) rules.

She had also allegedly threatened of blackening his face, following which Dr Chandanwale had lodged a complaint against her at Bund Garden police station. She had said, “Dr Chandanwale’s disability is 18 per cent, not 40 per cent. He has cheated the government. His disability certificate details must be checked by the government within fifteen days, otherwise his face will be blackened.”

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 17:33 IST