Opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil demanded action against police officials for the lathicharge on Congress workers during a protest march against demonetisation outside RBI office in Nagpur on Wednesday.
In a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly said the police action was unprovoked.
“The protest was being conducted in a peaceful manner. At the far end of the protest, when a delegation of leaders went inside the RBI premises to hand over a memorandum, police lathi charged the party workers, injuring many workers,” he stated in the letter.
Vikhe Patil said police also beat up those workers who objected to the action which was tantamount to suppressing the peaceful agitation.
“Due to the police action, there is a threat of law and order deterioration in the city. We demand strict action against the police officials who resorted to unnecessary lathi charge,” he said.