Social worker files complaint against Mah Sadan attackers

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Thane, Nov 18 (UNI) A Thane-based social worker has filed a criminal complaint in a Mumbai court against Jai Bhagwan Goyal and others in connection with the attack on the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi on November 3.

The complaint was filed by Milind Ravikant Tulaskar under sections 153(A)(1), 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

The matter will come up before Judge Deshpande of the Bhoiwada Court at Dadar tomorrow on the point of maintainability of the complaint.

In the complaint, Mr Tulaskar has submitted that after the attack on the Sadan, Goyal had accepted the responsibility of the attack in an interview to media. He had no remorse for the same, he stated.

Mr Tulaskar said the accused threatened that if humiliation of the North Indians was not stopped in Maharashtra, he would 'gherao' all the MPs from Maharashtra and would blacken their faces with paint.

He submitted that the accused had taken the law in his own hand, which is illegal. The accused and his men (around 25) who accompanied him, shouted slogans like 'Marathi go back'.

The accused threatened all MPs, including the Shiv Sena, that he would also cause injury to them.

The complainant submitted that the attack by Goyal was directly against the state of Maharashtra. Question of safety and security of the state officials and citizens from Maharashtra is at stake.

The judges from Maharashtra, who are working in northern states, including Delhi, will suffer at the hands of such miscreants in the society, which is crystal clear from the above incident, he said and pointed out for instance, Justice A P Shah in the Delhi High Court and Justice H L Gokhale in the Allahabad High Court.

He also submitted that the rights of citizens of Maharashtra, enshrined under Articles 19 and 21, were taken away by few miscreants and the state had failed to maintain law and order.

The state is orphan in the hands of such miscreants, the complainant pointed out.

In fact, the internal security is at stake and time has come that President Pratibha Devisingh Patil should exercise her powers under Article 352. It is the duty of the Union to protect a state against external aggression and internal disturbances under article 355 and the freedom of speech can be suspended during the emergency under article 358.

He said he was placing all these provisions before the court only to show the gravity of the matter and therefore the court should issue process in this matter.

The accused, promoted disharmony and feelings of enemity, hatred and ill-will by giving interview to media and acted prejudicially to the maintenance of harmony, thus disturbing public tranquility. This committed offence punishable under section 153(A)(1) of the IPC, the complainant added.

Goyal had intentionally insulted the complainant and the Maharashtrians, thereby provoking to the citizens of Maharashtra, which is likely to break public peace.

The complainant further pointed out that the Supreme Court is just one km away from the Maharashtra Sadan, which is occupied by many including officers, elected members, the Governor, the Chief Minister, the High Court judges and many VVIPs and VIPs including Central Ministers and MPs. The incident itself is a serious one, which should not be taken lightly, he pointed out.

Hence, he urged the court to issue process against the accused and to try him for the offences.


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