Four accused in cartoon row sent to police custody

Pune: Four persons allegedly involved in the ransacking of the office of former NCERT advisor Suhas Palshikar in the wake of the row over BR Ambedkar's cartoon have been sent to two days police custody by a court here.

courtesy: NCERT website

The accused, suspected to be activists of the Republican Panthers Party of India, had damaged furniture in the office of Palshikar in Pune University, who resigned as NCERT advisor following row over cartoon of Ambedkar, on 12 May.

Subsequently, police detained - Rahul Khandare, Subhash Telgute, Balaji Tukaram Gaikwad and Sagar Vitthal Gaikwad.

They have been booked for disrupting work and damaging public property.

Public Prosecutor AK Pacharne said Khandare and Telgute are also accused in the controversial Indu Mill land row in Mumbai.


Published Date: May 14, 2012 12:47 PM | Updated Date: May 14, 2012 12:47 PM

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