October 6, 2016 2:14:56 am
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a probe into the incident in Aurangabad in which a railway police head constable, Rahul Kamble, lost his life after a teachers’ protest turned violent and led to stone-pelting on Tuesday.
State Education Minister Vinod Tawde informed newspersons about the probe Wednesday. Tawde claimed the violent protestors were ‘goons of education barons’. “Teachers can’t dish out the kind of abusive language that was being used,” the minister said. The Aurangabad Police, meanwhile, arrested 21 persons in connection with the case. Those arrested were sent to police custody for five days, the police said.
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Tawde also attempted to distance himself from the controversy, saying that the protestors hadn’t come to meet him. The incident had taken place when a state cabinet meeting was being held in Aurangabad. “The inquiry report will reveal everything,” said Tawde.
The protest was being held allegedly to protest against the government’s delay in distributing grants for salaries of teachers in schools of unaided schools.
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