Beed IPS Officer Boasts About 'Implicating' Dalits And Muslims in False Cases, Video Goes Viral
Bhagyashree Navtake in the viral video (Photo credit: YouTube)

Mumbai, December 2: A woman IPS officer from Maharashtra's Beed district was caught on camera boasting about filing false cases against Dalits and Muslims. Bhagyashree Navtake, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Majalgaon taluka, is seen in the video that has gone viral admitting that she implicated 21 Dalits in false cases to outburst her anger against the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

At the beginning of the video, Navtake is heard telling a group of Maratha community people that she has filed cases under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code, or attempt to murder, against Muslims, so that they do not get bail easily. She went on to say that she filed false cases against 21 Dalits who had gone to make complaints under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

"I tie the hands and legs of Dalits and take out my anger about [the Atrocities Act] on them," she is heard telling the people who seem to have come to her for advice after being arrested in a case under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. She further suggested them to file a case under Section 122 of the Indian Penal Code, which is an offence to bear arms without a licence.

Since the video went viral, the Maharashtra police have been receiving a lot of flak over Navtake's glaring admission. A section of the Maratha community has intensified its demand for dilution in the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which they believe is wrongly used to target the community.