He told Patil that there is a rise in attacks on Dalits and the Prevention of Atrocity Act must be implemented properly.
    
"We demanded that the accused in cases under the Act should not get bail easily. We do not think that the Act be invoked in every case, but whenever Dalits are the victims, it should be used," Athawale told reporters.
     
Patil admitted that there was a rise in such incidents, he claimed.
    
"1,365 atrocity cases have been registered till October this year. There are two fast track courts — in Aurangabad and Nagpur — but we want four more," he said.
    
Senior police officers also attended the meeting.

(Agencies)

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