Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Freedom Rule of Law

CJP helps disabled scheduled caste youth get justice from Bombay HC

CJP Team 20 Sep 2019
A Pune youth left disabled after being assaulted by miscreants against whom he had registered a police complaint, has been granted relief by the Bombay High Court. The court has directed that his cranioplasty surgery be performed at Sasoon Hospital free of cost! The Maharashtra government has also ordered the hospital to conduct the surgery as per the HC order.



In February 2014, Sagar Jadhav was a 23 year old newly married man in Bhigwan village in Indapur taluka of Pune. When a few local youth sexually assaulted a friend’s wife, he encouraged his friend to file a police complaint and even accompanied him to the police station. This angered the assailants who enjoyed patronage from a local goon. The goon invited Jadhav and his friend to their lair on the pretext of having a conversation and then proceeded to have them beaten mercilessly.

In an interview to Sakaal Jadhav, who belongs to a scheduled caste, had recalled his ordeal saying, “They assaulted me so badly that I have become 90 per cent disabled and wheelchair-bound for my whole life.” After the attack Jadhav was in a coma for five months. His family had to spend upwards of Rs 40 lakhs on his treatment and had to sell property and land in the process.
While many local politicians offered help, nothing really materialised from their hollow words. Eventually, the family approached CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad who helped them move court demanding compensation and rehabilitation as per provisions of the law dealing with atrocities committed upon members of Scheduled Castes and Tribes. CJP provided Jadhav with free legal aid and now the young man has received some relief.

In it order the court said, “In view of urgency and in the light of Section 15A of the Atrocities Act, by way of interim order, we direct the Respondent-State to give necessary directions to Dean B.J. Medical College and Sasoon Hospital, Pune to perform Cranioplasty surgery of petitioner No.1. All the expenses of surgery, including medicine, injectibles and implants, if any, and incidental expenses of hospitalisation and post-operative care, shall be borne by the State Government. The Respondent-State shall carry out this exercise on urgent basis, so that the operation would be performed as expeditiously as possible.”

The entire order may be read here:



After this the Maharashtra government has also ordered the Sasoon Hospital to perform the surgery. This order may be read here:

CJP helps disabled scheduled caste youth get justice from Bombay HC

A Pune youth left disabled after being assaulted by miscreants against whom he had registered a police complaint, has been granted relief by the Bombay High Court. The court has directed that his cranioplasty surgery be performed at Sasoon Hospital free of cost! The Maharashtra government has also ordered the hospital to conduct the surgery as per the HC order.



In February 2014, Sagar Jadhav was a 23 year old newly married man in Bhigwan village in Indapur taluka of Pune. When a few local youth sexually assaulted a friend’s wife, he encouraged his friend to file a police complaint and even accompanied him to the police station. This angered the assailants who enjoyed patronage from a local goon. The goon invited Jadhav and his friend to their lair on the pretext of having a conversation and then proceeded to have them beaten mercilessly.

In an interview to Sakaal Jadhav, who belongs to a scheduled caste, had recalled his ordeal saying, “They assaulted me so badly that I have become 90 per cent disabled and wheelchair-bound for my whole life.” After the attack Jadhav was in a coma for five months. His family had to spend upwards of Rs 40 lakhs on his treatment and had to sell property and land in the process.
While many local politicians offered help, nothing really materialised from their hollow words. Eventually, the family approached CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad who helped them move court demanding compensation and rehabilitation as per provisions of the law dealing with atrocities committed upon members of Scheduled Castes and Tribes. CJP provided Jadhav with free legal aid and now the young man has received some relief.

In it order the court said, “In view of urgency and in the light of Section 15A of the Atrocities Act, by way of interim order, we direct the Respondent-State to give necessary directions to Dean B.J. Medical College and Sasoon Hospital, Pune to perform Cranioplasty surgery of petitioner No.1. All the expenses of surgery, including medicine, injectibles and implants, if any, and incidental expenses of hospitalisation and post-operative care, shall be borne by the State Government. The Respondent-State shall carry out this exercise on urgent basis, so that the operation would be performed as expeditiously as possible.”

The entire order may be read here:



After this the Maharashtra government has also ordered the Sasoon Hospital to perform the surgery. This order may be read here:

Related Articles

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Theme

Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020
hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System

Campaigns

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Videos

Culture

Watch: Sufism and its influence on Indian music

In this SabrangIndia exclusive video, Pandit Anindya Banerjee, classical musician Kallol Ghoshal and folk researcher Niladri Sekhar DasSharma talk about the Influence of Islam on Indian Music and how the Sufis, known for their great love for music and acceptance of many indigenous customs, allowed Syncretism to flourish in Bengal.

Culture

Watch: Sufism and its influence on Indian music

In this SabrangIndia exclusive video, Pandit Anindya Banerjee, classical musician Kallol Ghoshal and folk researcher Niladri Sekhar DasSharma talk about the Influence of Islam on Indian Music and how the Sufis, known for their great love for music and acceptance of many indigenous customs, allowed Syncretism to flourish in Bengal.

Analysis

Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020
hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System

Archives