Part 24: Hudkeshwar Police Station
Nagpur: Established on May 23, 2009 by bifurcating Sakkardhara Police Station, the Hudkeshwar Police Station is currently led by Senior Police Inspector (PI) Pratap Vinaykrao Bhosle (a PSI of 2006 batch). Hudkeshwar Police Station operates with 141 staff members and 13 officials.
Hudkeshwar Police Station comprises the area between Vihilgaon – Beds Road (E-W) and Tukdoji Chowk – Kanalgaon (N-S) with a dense population of around 4 lakh under its 10-km wide jurisdiction. Gram-panchayats like Vihirgaon, Narsala and Pipla-Gogoi comprising 10 villages also fall under Hudkeshwar Police Station.
Hudkeshwar Police Station comprises five beats: Vihirgaon Beat (Beat Marshal – NPC Prakash Gadekar – mobile: 8308525100), Hudkeshwar Beat (Beat Marshal – PC Gagankumar Hargule – mobile: 9021056239), Avdhootnagar Beat (Beat Marshal – Naik Atul Barsakle – mobile: 9823403226), Pipla -Gogli Beat (Beat Marshal – Naik Gajanan – Mobile: 8888117853) and Ayodhya Nagar Beat (Beat Marshal – Naik Praveen Aalam – mobile: 9423402746).
API Swapnil Bhujbal (mobile: 8169864439) leads to DB Squad of Hudkeshwar Police Station.
Speaking to Nagpur Today, PI Pratap Bhosle discussed how Hudkeshwar Police have undertaken several preventive measures to curb housebreakings, thefts incidents in the vicinity. PI Bhosle has amplified preventive actions against notorious criminals in the area following the directives of Commissioner of Police (CP), Amitesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 4 Akshay Shinde. The move has proved pivotal as since PI Pratap Bhosle took his charge, Hudkeshwar Police Station has witnessed significant drop in anti-social activities.
In bid to bridge the gap between cops and the society, PI Pratap Bhosle has already shared his personal mobile number – 9922112246 — with the locals and has advised them to directly call him in case of any emergency or if anyone wants to share any secret information. Their anonymity has always been protected, he assures. Anyone can also reach out to Hudkeshwar Police on their landline number: 0712-270307/6, he added.
Preventive actions to curb irregularities in the area:
“In a bid to enforce strict law and order situation under Hudkeshwar Police Station jurisdiction cops have launched organized crackdown against record criminals, illegal liquor and gambling businesses in the area under the supervision of CP Amitesh Kumar and DCP Akshay Shinde. Hudkeshwar cops have externed five goons, to ensure safety of residents, PI Bhosle said. “Hudkeshwar Police have initiated over 100 preventative actions against record criminals this year,” PI Pratap Bhosle mentioned.
Special nakabandis to curb mishaps, sand smuggling:
Acknowledging the rampant surge in road accidents and sand smuggling activities under Hudkeshwar Police Station jurisdiction, we conduct daily nakabandis during peak hours to reduce the speed of the vehicles and inspect heavy vehicles. So far we’ve initiated 10 actions against illegal sand smuggling. Besides, routing patrolling and nakabandies have helped us a lot in curbing accidents, says PI Bhosle.
Significance of Local Interactions:
“Apart from Shantata Meetings, Mohalla Meetings, and Senior Citizen Meetings to hear their grievances, Hudkeshwar cops make sure to interact with citizens, local corporators, social workers and business owners to acknowledge their queries. Apart from that Hudkeshwar cops have created several WhatsApp groups to address the grievances of citizens at earliest,” said PI Bhosle.
In a bid to inform citizens about their regional Police Station, Nagpur Today came up with an exclusive series — Know Your Police Station – to enable all the necessary information regarding the Police Station to the general public. In the report, you will find information about the Police Inspector of the respective Police Stations, ways to contact them in case of any emergency, besides the official’s future goals in the region, etc.
– Shubham Nagdeve and Ravikant Kamble