VCAN delegation meets CP on deteriorating law & order in city
The members of Vidarbha Connect (VCAN) met with commissioner of police KK Pathak on Tuesday and apprised him of deteriorating law and order situation in the city. They handed over a representation and appealed to him to beef up the security in and around the city and deterrent punishment to the criminals to bring down the crime rate. The CP then assured the delegation that they would explore possibility of setting up the police station in Manish Nagar to curb rising crimes in the area.
They cited a case of a 80 years old Shaligramji Kadu, who was robbed off his valuables worth Rs 60,000 by 4-5 fake policemen in prime locality like Manish Nagar, which comes under Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ South West constituency.
The incident happened in broad daylight at 10 am in front of passerby which shows the law and order situation in going down. The members, including noted lawyers — Neeraj Khandewale, Atul Modi, Rafique Akbani, trade union leader Trisharan Sahare, along with Anand Kajgikar, Professor Prashant Kadu, Santosh Madavi and Premchand Gour, squarely blamed the police machinery’s inaction and apathy for rising crimes in the second capital.
“This area comes under the CM’s constituency and if citizens are not safe here, how the people from all over the state could feel safe,” the members asked. Pathak replied that only 46 patrolling vehicles were available with them which is highly insufficient in number and there is no police station in that area.
The members showed willingness to work with Police Mitra and National Cadet Corps (NCC) candidates to control the alarming situation. Stressing on the safety of citizens, the delegation urged the CP to convey their grievances to the CM as he is also heading State home department.