Dhule unmasks rioters in uniform (1)

Posted on Sat , 26 Jan '13

Police in the northern Maharashtra town of Dhule destroyed private property and looted shops earlier this month after violence broke out following a tiff over payment of a hotel bill. About a dozen video clips available with The Indian Express, each running into a few minutes, show the police breaking open a stall, pulling down a pandal meant for hawkers, smashing water drums and pounding two-wheelers parked along the street on January 6. Reached for his comment, Director General of Police Sanjeev Dayal said the police had received the same video footage and had initiated action. "Police constable Sumit Namdeo Thakur and police constable Pramod Shivaji Ishi, both posted at Dhule city police station, have been placed under suspension from January 18," he said.

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