Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday sent Aurangabad Police Commissioner Yashasvi Yadav on compulsory leave for a month and ordered an inquiry against him following the allegations made by all the party legislators in the Legislative Assembly.
Fadnavis said that a committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sudhir Shrivastava will conduct the inquiry and submit its report in a month.
Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil had demanded action against Yadav and other police officers for using force against the agitators in Aurangabad. Vikhe-Patil alleged that the Aurangabad police had beaten up locals who were protesting against dumping garbage in their area. “They didn’t even spare women and children. Yadav should be held responsible for that. She should be immediately suspended,” he said.
Vikhe-Patil demanded an inquiry against Yadav by a retired judge. However, Fadnavis declined the demand.
All party members including those of the BJP and Shiv Sena seconded Vikhe-Patil’s demand. NCP’s Ajit Pawar also demanded suspension of Aurangabad Municipal Commissioner. A legislator from Aurangabad Atul Save backed Pawar.
The members of the Opposition as well as BJP and Shiv Sena jumped into the well pressing for their demand. The Speaker had adjourned the House for five minutes following the ruckus. The CM ordered an inquiry soon after the House proceedings resumed.
Yadav, a 2000 batch IPS officer, was earlier posted in Lucknow as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) on deputation. Known for his controversial way of functioning he was transferred from Kanpur after the Allahabad High Court ordered his transfer after alleged atrocities on doctors after they clashed with then MLA Irfan Solanki.