PI suspended for using foul language about Davkhare: Patil

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Nagpur, Nov 27 (UNI) The Police Inspector (PI), who allegedly used foul language about Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Vasant Davkhare, has been suspended, Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil, who also holds the Home portfolio, told the House today.

Responding to a point of property raised by Jayant Patil (PWP), Mr Patil said he had asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to conduct an inquiry into the incident, yesterday.

The DGP's report had been received this morning, and the department had issued the suspension orders immediately after that, he said.

Earlier, Jayant Patil said that it was unfortunate that the issue had been discussed in the Lower House, and was not mentioned in the Legislative Council. Leader of the Opposition Pandurang Phundkar said that officials did not respect legislators. The matter was serious and tantamount to a breach of privilege of the members of the House, he said.

A police official had once put his name as one of the accused when he had gone to visit a police station some months ago, Mr Phundkar said.

Mr Davkhare, who was himself present in the House at the time, said he would not occupy the presiding officer's chair until he got justice. The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly had been adjourned twice yesterday after Eknath Khadse (BJP) raised the matter in the Lower House, saying the PI, identified as Bhausaheb Amdarkar, had spoken in front of his subordinates in very foul words about Mr Davkhare.


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