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Upset by son's death in Dhule firing, Dy Tahsildar to resign from post

Tuesday January 08, 2013 11:42:44 AM, Staff Reporter

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Dhule: Disheartened and upset by the death of his son Hafiz Asif allegedly in police firing, Abdul Haleem Ansari, who is posted in Dhule as Naeb (Deputy) Tahsildar has decided not to report to duty any further.

"I was on duty in the same area after the riot broke out. As police opened fire, I did not have a slightest idea that my own son would become victim of the trigger happy police force", he said to while blaming the police of bias and using excessive force.

He said that he was in a hospital to see someone when he learnt that his son was hit by bullets. "I rushed to the hospital only to find that my son is no more", he said while talking to

"This is a shock of life for me. I am no longer be joining duties and will be resigning from my post", Ansari who has about six months to retire said in a choked voice.


Four people - all Muslims, have been killed and more than 200 have been injured the communal riot that broke out on Sunday in the afternoon. Most of the injured that include women and children are injured in firing.


Local residents allege that the injuries are in police as well as private firing. They also alleged that police used excessive force against Muslims. The government have ordered an enquiry to probe the allegations.


"The probe will be conducted by the district magistrate and its report will be submitted within two months," Chavan said Monday afternoon.

Maharashtra Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) Ahmad Javed has been directed to go to Dhule and restore normalcy in the riot-scarred town.


Officials said Sunday that there was a fracas at a restaurant in the Fish Market Square when a youth argued with the owner and refused to pay a food bill.

Enraged, the hotelier assaulted the youth, who ran away only to return with some friends shortly.


Generally considered peaceful, Dhule had witnessed a communal conflagration October 2008 when a police outpost was burnt by mobsters and the town was placed under a curfew for a week.








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