Cartoon row: 4 accused sent to police custody

Accused had damaged furniture in the office of ex-NCERT advisor Palshikar in Pune University.

Written by Agencies | Pune | Published:May 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Four persons allegedly involved in the ransacking of the office of former NCERT advisor Suhas Palshikar in the wake of the row over B R Ambedkar’s cartoon have been sent to two days police custody by a court.

The accused,suspected to be activists of the Republican Panthers Party of India,had damaged furniture in the office of Palshikar in Pune University,who resigned as NCERT advisor following row over cartoon of Ambedkar,on May 12.

Subsequently,police detained — Rahul Khandare,Subhash Telgute,Balaji Tukaram Gaikwad and Sagar Vitthal Gaikwad.

They have been booked for disrupting work and damaging public property.

Public Prosecutor A K Pacharne said Khandare and Telgute are also accused in the controversial Indu Mill land row in Mumbai.

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