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Now, women’s panels crack whip on Vasant Dhoble

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 - 8:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
The Maharashtra State Women’s Commission (MSWC) has ordered an inquiry against additional commissioner of police (west region) Vishwas Nangre Patil in connection with the raid in Juhu.

The Mumbai police has received complaints from two separate women commissions for the raid conducted at the sundown party in Juhu in May and for Dhoble’s action of nabbing a woman and dubbing her as a prostitute in a raid at a restaurant in June.

The Maharashtra State Women’s Commission (MSWC) has ordered an inquiry against additional commissioner of police (west region) Vishwas Nangre Patil in connection with the raid in Juhu.

The complaint said drawing urine and blood samples was illegal and is not provided under the Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. It said that women were searched without following the mandatory procedure provided under the NDPS Act.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) in New Delhi had initiated an inquiry into ACP Vasant Dhoble’s raids in June. Taking suo moto action on a victim’s plight, who was nabbed from a bar and dubbed as a prostitute, the NCW had written to Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik to furnish a report on Dhoble’s action within 10 days. The NCW is awaiting Patnaik’s reply.

Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar, ex-mayor of Mumbai, and a member of NCW, told DNA: “A news channel telecast a woman’s story. She was arrested by Dhoble’s team from a restaurant allegedly for prostitution.”

Deputy commissioner of police Nisar Tamboli, spokesperson of the Mumbai police, said: “Our office is closed so I cannot confirm whether we have received the letter from NCW or if they have been communicated from our behalf.”




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