riots--rr-patilDy. CM R R Patil’s visit to the city yesterday was indeed what the city needed at the hour. This combined with the successful attempts of the Navi Mumbai Police, the city has returned to normalcy. Dy. CM R R Patil’s visit brought absolute peace to the city. After Dy. CM R R Patil brought about a settlement between the two groups fighting – the villagers and the Mathadi workers, he visited the city yesterday. He went to all the hospitals in the city where the victims of the riots were admitted. Present along with him were Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik, MLC Manda Mhatre, Commissioner of Police Vijay Kamble amongst others. Dy. CM R R Patil has announced that an enquiry into the firing done by the Rabale Police and attack on Mathadi leader Narendra Patil will be done. SPI Shamsher Pathan – who allegedly opened firing during the first day, has been transferred subject to report on findings of the enquiry. Faced with intensifying public demand for the dismissal of Rabale senior inspector Shamsher Pathan, deputy chief minister R R Patil on Saturday ordered his immediate transfer besides announcing a series of inquiries into the riots. Patil said additional director general of police Sanjeev Dayal would probe Pathan’s role in controlling the clashes between mathadi workers and Agri villagers in Ghansoli. Stating that Pathan would be replaced by senior inspector B R Patil, who belongs to the Agri community. In any case, transfer is not a punitive action he said and that action would be taken against Pathan if he was found guilty. He said that an enquiry will nail the reason for the riots. He also said that any leader who will be found guilty of instigating the masses during riots will have to face punishment, no matter the party he belongs to.

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