Nagpur: Following the tussle between meat shop owners and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) over the disputed land at Omkar Nagar Chowk, the former has approached court against the action initiated by the Anti-Encroachment Department. Alleging that the civic body and police force are being, de facto, swayed by the builder and a local politician, the meat shop owners have approached court.
Notably, on July 28, the Anti-Encroachment Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) demolished a mutton shop located at Omkar Nagar Chowk, despite the fact that the shop owner had a Stay Order from Nagpur Court. Ajni Police had provided protection for this brazen act conducted by NMC, shop owners said addressing a press conference.
Speaking to Nagpur Today, Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B justified NMC’s action and said that shop owners are free to challenge it in the court.
“The action initiated by the Anti-Encroachment Department of the NMC is adhering to law and order. The stay order possessed by them can’t restrict NMC from acting on illicit structure. If they feel that NMC’s action was unauthorized, they are free to challenge it in the court,” he said.
On the allegations of Nagpur Police supporting NMC and shirking away from hearing the shop owner’s plight, Nagpur Today spoke to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 4 Noorul Hasan.
“The action was initiated by the NMC and Ajni cops were merely providing protection as per protocol. The allegations levelled up by the shop owners of cops being biased are completely baseless,” the DCP said.