In the case of Mawal firing, the court gave leave to 185 farmers

PTI/Agencies, New Delhi
26/11/2018   0 Comments

A court in Maharashtra has discharged 185 farmers who face trial in the Maul Firing case of 2011, in which the State Government's applications are demanding the return of the case filed against the farmers. In the police firing, three farmers including a woman were killed, and on August 9, 2011 in the district's Maval Tehsil, 16 farmers were injured during the agitation. On November 22, Additional Sessions Judge SN Sonawen allowed the withdrawal of the state government's application and leave 185 farmers, who were booked under various Indian Penal Code sections, which included killings and riots. The judge said that the intention of the farmers was that the water in their village, which has more authority than them, should not be given to Pune city and if it is done, then they will have problems for drinking water and agricultural needs. Will have to face.

They are clear from the circumstances and statements of the witnesses as well as the first information report (FIR) that there was no intention, purpose or conspiracy among the farmers to kill police personnel. On August 9, 2011, the villagers were on fire in protest against the government's decision to put a closed pipeline to supply water from Pawana dam in Mawal to Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, located on the outskirts of the city. After the incident, the then Superintendent of Police Sandeep Karnik was transferred and an inquiry commission was set up to investigate firing.


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