Aurangabad, India – Tensions flared on Saturday as police resorted to lathi-charging a group of demonstrators led by Mr. Imtiaz Jaleel, Member of Parliament representing the Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (MIM) party in Aurangabad. The demonstration was organized by Jaleel and attended by individuals who had fallen victim to the Adarsh Nagari bank scam, all with the intention of meeting Chief Minister Eknath Shinde during his visit to Aurangabad for a state cabinet meeting.
The situation took a contentious turn when the police intervened, denying the demonstrators access to their intended destination. Despite the police’s attempt to halt the march, the demonstrators, determined to make their voices heard, pressed on. In response, the police resorted to a lathi-charge to disperse the crowd.
Authorities have asserted that Mr. Imtiaz Jaleel had not obtained the necessary permissions to organize the protest, which led to the confrontation between the demonstrators and the police.
The incident has sparked discussions about the right to peaceful protest and the necessity of permits for such gatherings. It remains to be seen how this development will impact the ongoing Adarsh Nagari bank scam investigation and the broader political landscape in the region.