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