Part 23: Wadi Police Station
Nagpur: Established on June 21, 1969, the Wadi Police Station is currently led by Senior Police Inspector (PI) Pradeep Balaso Suryawanshi (a PSI of 2006 batch). Wadi Police Station operates with 98 staff members and 11 officials.
Wadi Police Station comprises the area between Wadi Naka No. 10 – Wadhdhamna (E-W) and Lava village – MIDC toll naka (N-S) with a dense population of around 2 lakh under its 10-km wide jurisdiction. Control Wadi and Aathwa Mile are the sensitive areas under Wadi Police.
Wadi Police jurisdiction comprises parts of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (Kashimate and Popular Society), Wadi Municipal Council (Control Wadi, Dattawadi, Dammakirti Nagar) and Grampanchayats areas (Lava, Surabuldi, Durgadhamna, Waddhamana, Nagarwadi and Bodhale).
Wadi Police Station comprises four beats: Control Wadi Beat (Beat Marshal – NPC Bhaskar Raut – mobile: 9011163052), Dattawadi Beat (Beat Marshal – NPC Amol Marskulle – mobile: 9823878195), Aathwa Mile Beat (Beat Marshal – PC Ajay Patil – mobile: 8600348450) and Waddhamna Beat (Beat Marshal – NPC Ravindra Satorkar – Mobile: 9923796226).
PSI Sajid Ahmad (mobile: 8668602403) leads DB Squad of Wadi Police Station.
Speaking to Nagpur Today, PI Pradeep Suryawanshi discussed how Wadi Police have undertaken several preventive measures to curb mishaps in the vicinity. PI Suryawanshi 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 1, Noorul Hasan. The move has proved pivotal as since PI Pradeep Suryawanshi’s took his charge, Wadi Police Station has witnessed significant drop in anti-social activities.
In bid to bridge the gap between cops and the society, PI Pradeep Suryawanshi has already shared his personal mobile number – 9823899325 — 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 Wadi Police on their landline number: 0712-4220928 he added.
Special nakabandis to curb mishaps:
Acknowledging the rampant surge in road accidents under Wadi Police Station jurisdiction, we conduct daily nakabandis during peak hours to reduce the speed of the vehicles. The National Highway 6 is accident prone areas owing to constant and reckless commuting. Hence, we’ve risen patrolling on this avenue. I’ve also instructed officials to not harass the motorist during the drive. This move has helped us a lot in curbing accidents, says PI Suryawanshi.
Preventive actions to curb irregularities in the area:
“In a bid to enforce strict law and order situation under Wadi 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 Noorul Hasan. Wadi cops have externed three goons, to ensure safety of residents, PI Suryawanshi said. “Wadi Police have initiated around 100 preventative actions against record criminals this year,” PI Pradeep Suryawanshi mentioned.
Significance of Local Interactions:
“Apart from Shantata Meetings, Mohalla Meetings, and Senior Citizen Meetings to hear their grievances, Wadi cops make sure to interact with citizens, local corporators, social workers and business owners to acknowledge their queries. Apart from that Wadi cops have created several WhatsApp groups to address the grievances of citizens at earliest,” said PI Suryawanshi.
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