Newspaper hawkers protest death during eviction

Newspaper vendors in Dadar West led a morcha from Kabutar Khana to the BMC’s G North ward office on Friday in protest against civic officials and police,whom they held partly responsible for the death of a hawker during an eviction drive outside Dadar station.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:May 12, 2012 2:38 am

Newspaper vendors in Dadar West led a morcha from Kabutar Khana to the BMC’s G North ward office on Friday in protest against civic officials and police,whom they held partly responsible for the death of a hawker during an eviction drive outside Dadar station (West).

More than 50 vendors protested against alleged mishandling by civic and police office officials during the eviction drive despite the vendors holding proper licenses. Vendor Subhash Khanvilkar,who was selling newspapers outside Dadar station,suffered a heart attack when hawkers were being vacated on Thursday afternoon.

The vendors met mayor Sunil Prabhu on Friday and threatened to not deliver newspapers if an inquiry was not initiated.

Following the meeting,the additional municipal commissioner Mohan Adtani was asked to conduct a detailed probe into the matter.

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