Maharashtra minister Chandrakant Patil attends event wearing face shield amid threats of another ink attack

new Delhi: Amid threats of another ink attack, Maharashtra minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chandrakant Patil wore a face shield while attending a function in Pune’s Pimpri Chinchwad on Saturday (December 17, 2022). The development comes a week after three men threw ink at Patil in Pimpri town in protest against his controversial remarks on BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. Patil was pelted with ink by three men when he was coming out of an office-bearer’s house last week.

According to Patil’s close aide, the minister had put on a face shield as per the advice of a doctor to protect his eyes from any kind of infection.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered against two people for threatening to attack Chandrakant Patil with ink. The action was taken on the basis of a social media message against Patil.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activist Vikas Lole and one Dashrath Patil have been booked by the Sangvi police in Pimpri Chinchwad under sections 153 (intentional provocation with intent to cause riot) and 505(1)(b) of the Indian Penal Code Is. public mischief), an official said.

He has been booked for threatening to throw ink during Patil’s visit to Pavannathadi Jatra in Pune.

The Kothrud police have registered a case against a person for making objectionable comments about Patil on social media. Kothrud police station official said that the person has been charged under relevant provisions of the IPC and Information Technology Act on the basis of an Instagram reel.

Earlier this week, the Pimpri Chinchwad police in Pune district dropped the charge of attempt to murder against three men arrested for throwing ink at Chandrakant Patil. The police also revoked the suspension of 10 police personnel in connection with the incident.

Speaking in Marathi at a recent event in Aurangabad, Patil, the minister for higher and technical education in the Eknath Shinde-led government, had said that Ambedkar and Phule did not seek government grants to run educational institutions, they sought to collect money from the people. begged for. To start school and college.

Controversy arose over the use of the word “begging”.