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The man, who had filed a complaint against Dr T P Lahane, the dean of state-run JJ Hospital here, for allegedly passing a casteist remark against him, today filed an application in a court here seeking to withdraw the complaint.
Dr Lahane, a noted ophthalmologist and a Padma Shri awardee, had been facing a criminal complaint under the SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act, after Narayan Waghela, a sweeper, accused him of hurling a casteist abuse in February 2014.
According to the complaint, Lahane got into an argument with Waghela when the latter asked another sweeper to stop working as all the temporary Class IV employees were on strike.
In the application filed by Waghela today, he said he has "realised his mistake" and wanted to withdraw the complaint.
The case is likely to come up for hearing next month.
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