Published On : Mon, Aug 17th, 2015

Mankapur Police Station at illegal building !

Building-owner BJP corporator to receive Rs 45,000 as monthly rent

Mankapur Police Station
Nagpur:
Irregularities have no legal or ethical obligations whatsoever, and they are blatantly committed. The Mankapur police station was inaugurated on Aug 15 by Nagpur Guardian Minister in the presence of senior police officers would henceforth be running in an illegally constructed building, claimed to be belonging to the husband of a BJP woman-corporator. The police department would pay Rs 45,000 as monthly rent for use of the building occupied for running police station to the building owner. Is it not surprising to note that the office or power can be misused to any extent in the regime of BJP government? Had the building been belonging to a common man, the NIT chief Shyam Wardhane and Superintending engineer Sunil Gujjalwar would have pounced on the illegally constructed building and demolished it.

What is now seen is that in order to ward off public criticism, the husband of the BJP corporator, the NIT and the police have become active to get the police-occupied building regularised at the earliest. Does it also mean that an application may be filed by a common man with NIT to get any illegal construction regularised, henceforth?

The Mankapur police station has been set up to minimize the work-load of Koradi police station, but what about the place (building) which has been caught in controversy even prior to inauguration. How could the Guardian Minister, the top police cop and NIT chief ignore this burning issue at the will of the Ruling party? It is clear that the political influence can make administration dance at its tune.

It is worth mentioning here that the building where the police station will operate stands on an illegally occupied land of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT). It was decided months ago that the said building should be rented out. The owner of the building had moved an application about its regularization on Aug 13, 2015, as informed by the west zone official of NIT.
The building has been constructed on plot No. 12, Khasra No. 19-4, Mouza Zingabai Talki, Sushila Society. The building is close to high tension power line and may attract iron articles and also affect wireless system of police. The route to reach this building is horrible and its surrounding gets filled with water and mud during rainy season. Its construction admeasures 2200 sq ft with G-plus two floors. It has about two dozen rooms, but no space for parking. Visitors to police station are required to park their vehicles on PU land across the road. At present, the problem of parking is there even for police personnel. Yet, it seems, ‘all is well.’

Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha (rajeev.nagpurtoday@gmail.com)