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Cong demands suspension of IPS officer for 'anti-Dalit rant'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Tuesday requested the Maharashtra Scheduled and Scheduled Tribes Commission (MSCSTC) to register a case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act against a and sought her suspension for making controversial remarks against Dalits.

In a letter addressed to MSCSTC member CL Thul, the SC cell of the also demanded that a probe be initiated against the Bhagyashree Navtake.

Navtake, an of Police posted in district, had allegedly said that she had thrashed at least 21 Dalits by "tying their hands and legs" to vent her ire against the SC/ST Atrocities Act.

In a video that has gone viral, Navtake purportedly said she had also beaten up Muslims in the last six months.

After her comments caused an uproar, Navtake was transferred to state intelligence department in Aurangabad.

"The backward community is unlikely to get any justice from such a Hence, she be probed and a case be filed against her under the SC/ST Atrocities Act," reads the letter signed by Gautam Arkade, of the cell and another leader

They also claimed that the "venomous" comments of the have created "insecurity" among dalits in the Marathwada region (which covers both the and Aurangabad districts).

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:05 IST