Nagpur: City Police (CP) Chief Amitesh Kumar has claimed cops will not let ‘mischief under the guise of political activism’ disturb the public peace, against the backdrop of the former NCP leader and activist Jwala Dhote announcing a commotion outside Bhavan Police, demanding action against MLC Chandrashekhar Bawankule for speaking at a press conference at the police commissioner’s office last week.
Police had recorded a charge against Dhote and his five accomplices at Sadar police station on Saturday for creating a row at Bhavan police as they sought to hold a press conference there like Bawankule. On Sunday, Bawankule issued a press statement refuting allegations that he spoke at a press conference at the CP office.
In the meantime, NCP Chief and Spokesperson, Nutan Rewatkar, along with Shailendra Tiwari and with the support of NCP Town Chairman, Duneshwar Pethe, filed a complaint at Sadar Police Station against Bawankule for taking speaking at the press conference with the police flag behind him at the PC desk. , after the agent’s departure.
Rewatkar said Bawankule had no authority to address the press at the office of the law enforcement agency, with which he is not officially linked.
Kumar landed in a tight spot with two political leaders who object to Bawankule’s impromptu press conference on the sixth floor of Police Bhavan after he delivered a memorandum to the top cop last week demanding action against the Congress leader. Shaikh Hussain for his “derogatory” speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The police will tolerate any action unless it leads to a threat to public peace and order,” the PC said.
Sources said several officers approached Kumar to take tough action against Dhote for his “reprehensible remarks” against the police department and for targeting the top cop in public.