Published On : Fri, Mar 20th, 2015

Crime cauldron: Letter to CM Fadnavis defines worsening law & order scenario in Nagpur in harsh words

Lal Singh Thakur, President, Vidarbha Utkarsh Sena and Regional General Secretary, All India Human Rights Monitoring Committee recently shot off a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and drew his attention towards spurt in crimes of grave nature being witnessed in Second Capital City of Nagpur.

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Nagpur: Brushing the worsening law and order picture being witnessed in Second Capital City of Nagpur, Lal Singh Thakur, President, Vidarbha Utkarsh Sena and Regional General Secretary, All India Human Rights Monitoring Committee recently shot a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and drew his attention towards spate of crimes being reported in city. The letter chiefly pointed out the rapid but uncontrolled growth of real estate field as one of the reasons responsible for spurt in crimes of grave nature. The flood of ‘black money’ investment apparently in half of the so-called real estate projects and the role of “underworld” and “criminals” for earning easy money could be another reason for quantum jump in serious crimes, pointed out the letter sent to Chief Minister. Adding to the woes are other petty and routine crimes being reported on daily basis, said the letter.

Lal Singh Thakur, in his letter says, “The crimes of grave and small-big nature are being reported in monstrous proportions. Daylight murders in posh and market areas such as Dharampeth, Gokulpeth, Sitabuldi, Mahal, Itwari, Gandhibagh are taking place as a routine. Appalingly, the murders have role of organized gangs and contract killers (Supari killing). The recent daylight murder of an electronic trader Bharat Khatwani in crowded market Sitabuldi area is fresh and unflinching proof in this dark chapter,” says the letter.

“In recent months the organized crime has emerged viciously powerful not seen before. Criminals in big and small gangs are perpetrating the crimes in different areas with impunity. Extortion money from traders/industrialists is being recovered and if not given the trader or businessman is eliminated. The organized gangs are not only committing murders, looting and dacoities but are indulging in grabbing costly lands, old and vacant buildings, flats of old and helpless citizens allegedly on behalf of some dubious politicians and builders. Some organized gangs are even taking the plunge in real estate business. The nexus between babus-politicians-criminals-builders is slowly but steadily showing the crooked signs in the city,” said the letter.

Questioning the role of police, Lal Singh Thakur in the letter to CM said, “The inefficiency and alleged connivance of police has emerged as the main weapon in this vicious nexus. There is no hiding the fact that ‘underhand, bountiful deals’ are in place. As a result, in many cases, the crimes of grave nature are overlooked, blindly. Moreover, the information gathering network of police has gone to pieces. The strong network of intelligence and information gathering plays an important role in crime control. But the same has gone haywire and thus any crime of against law abiding citizens shows the police department in poor light. In sum, the organized gangs and criminals apparently have upper hand in ruling the roost,” lamented the letter.

The letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis further said that apart from dreadful crimes, the crimes that have made lives of citizens, specifically the womenfolk, a living hell are being reported without fail. Complaints of chain-snatching, house-breaking, robbery, looting, burglary, molestation, rape, kidnapping, cyber crime, violent attack and other petty crimes are flooding almost all police stations.

Finally, Lal Singh Thakur, President, Vidarbha Utkarsh Sena and Regional General Secretary, All India Human Rights Monitoring Committee, in his letter urged the Chief Minister Fadnavis, who is holding Home portfolio as well, to put his foot down and crush the crimes.