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Maha: Man allegedly beaten by police on suspicion of helping Naxals


A 40-year-old man has alleged that he was beaten by the police over suspicion of helping Maoists and has submitted a memorandum in this regards.

Harilal Sarju Dhurve, a resident of Dhanora tehsil, has levelled the charges in a memorandum submitted recently to the district Collector.

“A police officer from the Malewada police station stopped me when I was returning to my village from Malewada market on May 22. All of a sudden, the officer thrashed me using sticks. I was then taken to the police station and again beaten till I became unconscious,” Dhurve alleged in the letter.

He further alleged that he was dressed in a Naxal uniform when he was unconscious.

“When I regained consciousness, I found myself in a Naxal uniform. Following this, my photo was taken with a gun in my hand and I was beaten once again,” he further alleged.

According to Dhurve, police claimed that he supplied sugar and tea to naxals.

“Police had threatened me not to reveal anything and hence, I did not lodge a complaint,” he claimed.

When contacted, Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Abhinav Deshmukh said the Sub-Divisional Police Officer concerned will be asked to enquire about the matter.

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