Phones at Rabale po­lice sta­tion lie dis­con­nected

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

RABALE: City res­i­dents are fac­ing a hard time reg­is­ter­ing com­plaints with the Rabale po­lice as the tele­phone lines at the po­lice sta­tion have been dis­con­nected since two weeks due to the non-pay­ment of bills.

When con­tacted, deputy po­lice com­mis­sioner Ashok Morale, said, “I am not aware about any such is­sue at the Rabale po­lice sta­tion. How­ever, we will try to ac­ti­vate the tele­phone lines at the ear­li­est.”

The Rabale po­lice sta­tion has sev­eral sen­si­tive ar­eas, in­clud­ing Airoli, un­der its ju­ris­dic­tion, where anti-so­cial ele­ments are vastly ac­tive.

Sev­eral high-pro­file crimes, in­clud­ing a po­lice of­fi­cial and politi­cian’s mur­ders, have taken place in the ju­ris­dic­tion of the Rabale po­lice.

Fur­ther, many crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties take place in the nearby ar­eas daily.

Now, due to the non-func­tion­ing phones, distressed res­i­dents find it dif­fi­cult to in­form po­lice about such il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties.

Al­though, land­line num­ber 27606162 is op­er­a­tional at the sta­tion, po­lice per­son­nel can­not an­swer the phone as it is placed in­side the cabin of the se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor.

Po­lice per­son­nel claim that the is­sue is ham­per­ing their dayto- day func­tion­ing.

Pre­vi­ously, tele­phone lines at Turbhe and Kopar Khairane po­lice sta­tions too were non­func­tional.

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