The police had patrolled the area around 5pm on 11.01.2013 after which all the hawkers fled. But once police left, they re-arranged their stalls at the roadside. Police returned half an hour later. Police was accompanied by BMC officials in their vehicles to remove the stalls. The hawkers started to run helter-skelter when fruit vendor Madan Jaiswal fell down and collapsed. Passers-by shifted him to the nearby V. N. Desai hospital where he died during treatment.
The petitioner alleged: “Jaiswal became scared when he saw police and BMC officials walking towards his stall. Due to harsh action of police and BMC officials, innocent vendor died.”
Order for action against the police official responsible for this action and a compensation of Rs. five lakh to the victim’s family is sought by the petitioner.
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