Disheartened and upset by the death of his son Hafiz Asif
police firing, Abdul Haleem Ansari, who is posted in Dhule as Naeb
(Deputy) Tahsildar has decided not to report to duty any further.
"I was on duty in the same area after the riot broke out. As
police opened fire, I did not have a slightest idea that my own
son would become victim of the trigger happy police force", he
said to ummid.com while blaming the police of bias and using excessive force.
He said that he was in a hospital to see someone when he learnt
that his son was hit by bullets. "I rushed to the hospital only to find
that my son is no more", he said while talking to ummid.com.
"This is a shock of life for me. I am no longer be joining duties
and will be resigning from my post", Ansari who has about six
months to retire said in a choked voice.
Four people - all Muslims, have been
killed and more than 200 have been injured the communal riot that
broke out on Sunday in the afternoon. Most of the injured that
include women and children are injured in firing.
Local residents allege that the
injuries are in police as well as private firing. They also
alleged that police used excessive force against Muslims. The
government have ordered an enquiry to probe the allegations.
"The probe will be conducted by the district magistrate and its
report will be submitted within two months," Chavan said Monday
Maharashtra Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order)
Ahmad Javed has been directed to go to Dhule and restore normalcy
in the riot-scarred town.
Officials said Sunday that there was a fracas at a restaurant in
the Fish Market Square when a youth argued with the owner and
refused to pay a food bill.
Enraged, the hotelier assaulted the youth, who ran away only to
return with some friends shortly.
Generally considered peaceful, Dhule had witnessed a communal
conflagration October 2008 when a police outpost was burnt by
mobsters and the town was placed under a curfew for a week.