Cidco razes 17 il­le­gal struc­tures at Pan­vel amid op­po­si­tion Hunt on for two ‘ god­men’ who cheated jew­eller

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

In an ef­fort to ex­pe­dite the plot al­lot­ment process to the pro­ject- af­fected peo­ple ( PAP), the City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor po­ra­tion ( Cidco) con­ducted a de­mo­li­tion drive at Wadghar vil­lage in Pan­vel on Fri­day.

“Due to this en­croach­ment, the works of hand­ing over of plots to air­port PAP were de­layed,” said Mo­han Ni­nawe, se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer of Cidco.

As against 27 no­tices is­sued to the en­croach­ers, 17 struc­tures con­sist­ing of pucca con­struc­tion with shed, chawls, com­mer­cial shops, scrap ma­te­ri­als shops, fab­ri­ca­tion work­shop, can­teen, fur­ni­ture shops in­clud­ing com­mer­cial and va­cant res­i­den­tial were de­mol­ished.

“T hese s t r uc­tures were con­structed on Cidco l and w i t h o u t h av i n g a ny land ti­tle and de­vel­op­ment per­mis­sion from the town plan­ning agency. Ac­cord­ingly, the cor­po­ra­tion on due process of law re­moved the en­croach­ment,” he added.

“There was strong op­po­si­tion against the drive, but we man­aged to carry it smoothly with the help of the lo­cal po­lice,” Ni­nawe said.

Mean­while, both Cidco and Cidco work­ers de­mol­ish an il­le­gal con­struc­tion at Karan­jade in Pan­vel on Satur­day.

MIDC have been car­ry­ing out de­mo­li­tion drive fol­low­ing di­rec­tions from the high court. MIDC and Cidco had be­gun a crack­down on 99 unau­tho­rised build­ings in Digha af­ter the Bom­bay high court di­rected the cor­po­ra­tion to re­move all such struc­tures.

The Bom­bay high court had asked Navi Mum­bai po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate the role of of­fi­cials from dif­fer­ent agen­cies in the il­le­gal struc­tures case.

In most of the cases, Ra­bale po­lice reg­is­tered cheat­ing and forgery case un­der sec­tions 420, 120 (B) and 406, along with, other rel­e­vant sec­tions of the In­dia Pe­nal Code.

A po­lice team has been sent to Ra­jasthan in search of two fake god­men, who al­legedly cheated a city-based jew­eller of Rs17.55 lakh on the pre­text of cur­ing his men­tally-ill wife and for pros­per­ity in busi­ness.

The ac­cused were iden­ti­fied as Narayan Giri and Kalu­nath, said Ga­janan Kab­d­ule, po­lice spokesper­son.

Paras Kisan­lal Kothari, a Bhi­wandi res­i­dent, owns a jew­ellery shop in Dhokali area of Kol­shet. He told the po­lice that the duo had claimed that they pos­sess su­per­nat­u­ral pow­ers.

On Oc­to­ber 25, 2015, Kothari met the ac­cused and told them about his wife’s ill­ness and sought help to grow in busi­ness. “The duo said his fate would change once they con­duct three rituals that will re­quire cash and gold,” the po­lice said. The vic­tim gave Rs15.5 lakh and gold jew­ellery for two rituals, which they claim to have con­ducted in a north­ern state. “They sug­gested the com­plainant that only the last rit­ual was left, for which he should bring Rs4.25 lakh cash and 25 gms gold. The vic­tim grew sus­pi­cious and lodged a case with Kapurbawdi po­lice.

The po­lice reg­is­tered a case against the duo. “A team of po­lice­men have gone to Ra­jas­tan to ar­rest the duo,” Kab­d­ule said.

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