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Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis led government likely to re-open Maval firing case

Three farmers had lost their lives and a host of others were injured when police had opened fire at a group of protesting farmers.

Written by Parthasarathi Biswas | Mumbai |
Updated: December 1, 2014 3:38:06 pm

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On the eve of the December session of the state legislature, the Devendra Fadnavis led government might order for re-opening of the 2011 Maval firing case. Mava’s MLA Bala Bhedge, who is tipped to be included in the state cabinet, said that he has taken up the case with the chief minister and other senior party leaders already.

Three farmers had lost their lives and a host of others were injured when police had opened fire at a group of protesting farmers on the expressway. The farmers were protesting against the proposed closed water pipeline to supply water from the Pavana dam to Pimpri Chinchwad. The erstwhile deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar had supported the project.

After the firing, the state government had formed a single judge commission to investigate the incident whose report was submitted subsequently. However no action was taken on it.

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Bhegde and other party leaders said that they want to take up the case and see that justice is done to the farmers. “I will be speaking to the corporation to ensure the next of kin of the slain farmers are given government jobs,” said Bhegde.

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