An officer in charge of and a constable with Uttan police station in Thane district have been suspended for alleged dereliction of duty.
Superintendent of Police (Thane rural) Ankush Kumbhare said assistant inspector Ramdas Wakode and constable Suresh Jadav were suspended on November 9 for not applying relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in a case of assault on a 72-year-old woman.
The police said the victim,Philomena P,was on her way to church around 5.30 am on November 4 when two men attacked and robber her. She was hit at the back of her head with a wooden stick,after which they tried to rob her of her earrings. When she started screaming for help,they fled, said Kumbhare.
When she went to the Uttan police station,Jadav allegedly registered her case under sections 427 (obscene acts) and 427 (mischief) of the IPC,when it should have been registered under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). He reduced the gravity of the crime, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mira Road) Chandrakant Joshi.
Wakode,who returned later to the police station,did nothing to rectify the situation, Joshi added.
BJP moves HC on Adarsh report<\b>
Alleging a conspiracy behind the state governments reluctance to make public the inquiry commissions report on the Adarsh Society scam,the Maharashtra BJP on Monday moved the Bombay High Court,seeking a direction to the government to table the report before the legislature. The petition,filed by BJP MLA Yogesh Sagar and party spokesperson Atul Shah,says the ruling alliance partner Congress is trying to bury the matter.
The commission submitted its report to the government on April 18. But to date it has not been tabled despite assurances by the Chief Minister, Shah said.