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Gujarat CM Takes Important Decisions in Wake of Recent Atrocities Committed on Dalits in Una

In consultation with the High Court, Guj CM Smt. Anandiben Patel has decided to set up a special court which will be designated for the trial of recent incident in Una of Gir-Somnath District. Total 8 individuals have been arrested following the incident which occurred on 11th July, 2016 and the victims have been provided assistance of Rs. 1 lakh by the district administration as per the rules.

Elected leaders, representatives and citizens of Gir-Somnath met with CM Smt. Patel and informed her of the various details and aspects of the incident and urged her to take appropriate action.

Taking into consideration the sensitive nature of the incident, CM Smt. Patel immediately instructed officials to take strict action against the culprits. To ensure fair probe of the incident, CM Smt. Patel also decided to hand over the case to CID Crime Branch.

Smt. Patel also gave instructions to appoint a special prosecutor for the case and ordered that the charge sheet for the case should be filed within 60 days.

Smt. Patel informed that the state government will bear the complete cost of treatment of the youths injured in this incident who are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Una, Junagadh and Rajkot.

Also, according to the steps taken by the state government and the district administration, a complaint has been registered in Una Police station on 11th July 2016 against Shri Vashrambhai Balubhhai Sarvaiya’s 6 men for committing atrocity.

The state government also suspended 1 Police Inspector, 2 ASI and one Head Constable for dereliction of duty. Total 8 people have been arrested since investigation began in the incident. The investigation is currently being headed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police of the SC/ST cell.

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