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victim Kuldeep kumar s/o sh. Gyanchand caste Valmiki r/o T 80-E ward no. 20 railway colony Panipat. He is working in Indian Railway Panipat on Post technical -1. Accused Vajir s/o Baldev caste Jat r/o village Chamrada also working in Indian Railway Panipat in PWI Department. Victim Kuldeep need some rupees so he Borrow rs. 100000 and 100000rs from accused Vajir through bank on dated 3.8.2019 and 26.9.2019. Accused vajir took two check, copies of ID proofs of victim kuldeep on dated 26.9.2019. Accused took the victim’s signature on a blank stamp and written on it criminal defamation against victim. Accused pressurized to victim to refund the money in cash, so victim refund two lakh rs. in installments on dated 9.12.2019. Accused took 3% interest from victim.
Accused vajir misused his ID and others documents and took two lakh rs. loan on victim name from Landbox(NBFC) without any inform to victim. When a call from this company to victim for installment then victim knew this fraud.Victim paid interest under pressure of that loan. When victim complaint about this to accused then accused confess that he will not take any loan on his name in future and refund that interest. He also confesses his mistake. But now accused said that victim did not refund any money to accused and demand rs. 4.50 lakh. Victim faced mentally, social and economic tortured by accused.
Victim given a complaint to M.T. P.S. against accused on dated 25.2.2021, but police did not take any action till now.
victim rekha sitting her shop at approx. 9am on dated 28.1.21. yet her husband call her outside the shop and told that accused chandermani abused him. victim given her complaint in P.S. but made comparimised under pressure.
Untochebility is practised in Rayaghat village and the dead bodies of Scheduled Castes (Dalit) are not carried to the cremation ground on the village road. In the month of July, 2019 one Sita Sethi was terminally ill and the treating doctor declared that she may die any day. It was highly raing days and many parts of the village including the fields were submerged in water. Being apprehensive of the death of the patient, the dalits requested the village committee members to consider and allow carrying the dead body on the village road in case of her death. All the villagers (100 HH) assembled in a village meeting after their discussion, the committee members assured to communicate their decision later. But nothing was communicated to the dalit families.
The lady died in November. 2019 at late night at about 2 am. The dalit families asked the village committee members whether they can carry the body on the village road. There was no Communication from the committee; hence the body was carried on the village road by the dalits. After 5 days, the dalit families were summoned by the village committee and told that they have committed blunder. In a follow up village meeting members of 6 dalit families prostrated and bagged apology before the villagers, in a follow up village meeting a penalty of Rs 3.0 lakhs was imposed on the dalits. After 2/3 days, the villagers informed Anant to vacate the govt land measing Ao. 4 decimals occupied by him for over 30 years. He has applied for allotment of the land in his favour way back in 2017. After that he has been paying penalty towards unauthorised occupation of the land to the Revenue Inspector. Then social boycott was imposed on the dalit families; the village shop keeper stopped giving commodities to them and the land they were cultivating as share croppers were withdraw. The crops were taken by the land owners. Complaint was lodged in the Police Station. The dalits agreed to a discussion for amicable settlement. During the discussion the villagers demanded to vacate the govt. Land under the possession of the dalit families. There were attempts to resolve the matter, but failed.
On 5.6.2020, Anant Sethi was repairing his gate and sum shed, the villagers asked him to stop the work. In the late evening villagers attacked Anants families emmass, demolished their houses, looted bricks and stones stacked for house construction along with mobile sets, bicycle etc, also damaged the motor cycle, the family member including women were assaulted and sustained injuries. Written complaint was filed and registered as Brahmagiri Police Station case No. 83 dated 6.6.2020 under section 147, 148, 341, 294, 323, 427, 395, 506, 354-B, 149 IPC and 3(1)(r)(s)(2)(va) of SC & ST (PoA) Act. 9 accused persons were arrested and released on Bail. Anant Sethi was not staying in the village out of fear of further attack for over 2 months, later he come back with assurance from local gentries.
On 24.11.2020. Anant and other dalits hired a tractor to plough the field. The villagers did not allow the tractor to reach the field. This matter was informed to IIC, Brahmagiri and SDPO, Puri Sadar. Finally on 27.11.2020 they could plough the field. But the dalits are apprehensive of not being allowed to harvest the crop even if they continue cultivation. They are under constant fear.
It is observed that the dalits are subjected to atrocities in various way, I.e, denial to use village road freely, imposition of huge penalty by village committee for using the public road to carry the dead body of their near and dear ones, imposition of social boycott, mass attack, house demolition, loot, damage to property, assault, outraging modesty, intimidation, forced to leave his house and village, denial to practice the profession of cultivation etc Moreover, the dalit families are under constant fear.
On dated 06/01/2020, there was an assault on the pardhi (ST) community person Manoj Prakash Kale and his wife Kamal by one accused Dada Haribhau Gunnar for taking illegal possession of land. This fact is informed on phone to one social activist working on Pardhi community named Rajendra Kale belonging to same Pardhi (ST) Community. When the DHRD Rajendra Kale went to lodge the compllaint to Daund Police Station the PI Sunil Mahadik denied to register the complaint and abused on caste. Thereafter the victim Kamal Manoj Kale given the written complaint to PI with the photo of head injuries and other evidences. Daund Police avoided the registration of FIR.
The Kusum Rajendra Kale is also social activist and she took the followup of the case and on dated 01/02/2020 she went to the Daund PS, but the accused PI Sunil Mahadik abused the Activist Kusum Kale and directed the 4 male constable to assault her and they accordingly assaulted and humiliated the activist in public outside the Police Station.
Thereafter she reported the same to the higher officer but they also not taken any action so she filed the private complaint case in court and the court directed on 28/01/2021 for ireport after nvestigation and accordingly the FIR is registered against the PI Sunil Mahadik and Maruti Hirve (Constable) and 4 other constables.