Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Former AMC legal adviser launches indefinite strike. ( Source: The Lokmat Times)

Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) legal adviser, who was dismissed from the services on November 9 last year, has resorted to fast unto death on Wednesday to demand justice against the alleged harassment and sexual exploitation done by the municipal commissioner P N Bhapkar. She staged a sit-in in front of the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court. Thete sought withdrawal of her dismissal order issued by the civic chief and an unbiased inquiry into her complaint against Bhapkar.
Thete had already circulated the memorandum to the Chief Minister, deputy chief minister, Public Works Department (PWD) minister, women and child welfare minister, chief secretary and principal secretary and brought the injustice into their notice.
Thete's memorandum stated that she was associated with the AMC since 2007 and had appealed for justice from the state government under section 451 of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act (1949). 
She stated, "I could not get justice due to the apathy of the state's policy towards women."

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