Mumbai: A case of passing a casteist remark at a sweeper was registered against JJ Hospital dean T P Lahane by the police on Friday. Lahane denied the charge. The employee union threatened a hunger strike if he was not arrested and suspended.
Hospital insiders said CCTV footage would be gone through to reveal the truth.
Complainant Naresh Waghela (35) said he was asking a sweeper why he was working despite a strike by temporary staff for permanent jobs when Lahane appeared and abused him.
“Waghela said Lahane also threatened him,” inspector Shashikant Surve said.
The Times of India, February 15, 2014