Gujarat High Court has ordered the Police Commissioner to investigate and submit a report in 2 weeks over the allegations of policemen opening fire in the air and damaging property so as to create terror. The incident follows the Patel community quota stir that has been going on leading to differences between rioters and the police.
A plea has been filed by Vitar Popat, a city based lawyer and Tirth Dave who allege that over 40 policemen entered their housing society on 25th August 2015 and vandalized parked vehicles. CCTV footage of the incident, in support of their plea has been submitted to the court.
Apart from this, there are many more incidents where the cops have been caught on camera vandalizing private property of citizens. If this was not enough, they are also caught laathi charging at men and women who were inside their society.
Justice J B Pardiwala of the High Court has directed the Police Commissioner to conduct an inquiry while a notice has also been issued to State Government, Home Department and Officer-In-Charge of Sola Police Station under whose jurisdiction the violence by police personnel took place.
The Court surmised that an atmosphere of terror was created by the police actions while teargas shells were deployed in the private housing society without any rear reasons for the same. The Court demands action against the state which failed to offer protection to its citizens as is their fundamental and statutory right.
One of the protestor, 28 year old Shwetang Patel who was taken in custody during the protest, has died. Police have said that he fell unconscious while in custody, and when they were taking him to hospital, he died on the way. But autopsy reveals that the reason of his death was head injury. This takes the death toll to 10.
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