A Mumbai based activist on Thursday threatened to go to
fast-unto-death Jivajirao Jadhav, the Senior Police Inspector of
Mulund police station was not suspended.
Rakesh Shetty, national president of
INTUC, and a political and social activist, had earlier on
February 28 called on Home Minister RR Patil and demanded the
suspension of Jadhav.
Shetty claimed that Police Ispector
Jadhav is engaged in corrupt practices.
He also claimed that he was booked in a false and fabricated
extortion case at the behest of Jadhav. He was later granted bail
by Magistrate's court.
Shetty alleged that Jadhav is running an extortion racket and
demanding money from the members of the Mulund Jewellers'
As many as 113 jewellery shops in the Mulund area would shut down
their shops when I undertake the fast-unto-death, he said.
He said that Devilalji Kothari, senior citizen was beaten up by
Jadhav and six other policemen when he denied Rs five lakh to
Association's President Bhagwati Jain also took up the issue and
approached local MLAs and MP however, no one wants to touch the
police officer because of his nexus.
Thereafter, they approached Patil following which he ordered an
inquiry by Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sadanand
Jadhav was asked to proceed on leave
for 8 days and Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Sintre, who
recorded the statements of the jewellers.
On March 6, a report was forwarded but Jadhav managed to
suppress the report.
However, on April 4, through an RTI,
he secured the report which says that Jadhav should be transferred
to non-executive post and a departmental inquiry be ordered.
On April 9, Shetty met Patil again and showed him the report. The
Home Minister assured to do the needful, however, so far Jadhav
remains in the same post.