PI suspended for disobeying DGP's orders: Phundkar

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Nagpur, Nov 30 (UNI) Police Inspector Bhausaheb Amdarkar suspended for allegedly using foul language about Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Vasant Davkhare had not faced the action for this reason, but for disobeying orders of the Director General of Police (DGP), Leader of the Opposition Pandurang Phundkar told the House today.

Raising the issue immediately after Question Hour, Mr Phundkar read out the suspension order signed by the DGP. The order stated that Mr Amdarkar was being suspended because he refused to join his new posting in Solapur on transfer from Pune Rural. The suspension order did not mention that he had been transferred because he made insulting remarks against Mr Davkhare, Mr Phundkar said.

The issue had been discussed in both the Houses and it had been decided to place Mr Amdarkar under suspension, he said. Although Mr Amdarkar had been suspended, it was not for the reason stated in the Legislative Council, which was a dishonour of the House, he contended.

Diwakar Raote, Madhukar Sarpotdar, Dr Neelam Gorhe (all Shiv Sena), Jayant Patil (PWP) and Vinod Tawde (BJP) also spoke on the issue and demanded that the suspension order should be changed immediately.

Chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh too expressed his displeasure.

Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil said that the suspension order did not mention Mr Davkhare's insult because the Home Department had not received a record of the proceedings of the House. The order would be amended to include this point immediately after the department received the proceedings, he added.

UNI

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