Dial Cidco helpline numbers to complain about garbage pile-up
Complaints about dirty roads can be lodged from 9am to 6pm
The Titwala police have arrested two people for allegedly cheating owners of tours and travel business by stealing their vehicles and preparing fake papers to sell these vehicles.
The other two accused, a man and a woman, who are the mastermind of the racket, are on the run, said the police.
According to the police, the two arrested accused have been identified as Titwala residents Rajendra Desale and Arjun Bhoir, both 28.
An officer from Titwala police station said, “During investigation, Desale and Bhoir named Jitu Madrasi, who is the mastermind behind the crimes. He would give them Rs10,000 for each theft. They also said that a woman, whose identity is still unknown, is also an accomplice.”
“Desale and Bhoir said they would procure the contact numbers of tour and travel operators from search service providers and book cars to travel on long routes. Once at an isolated destination, they would trick the driver into getting off the vehicle and drive away in it,” added the officer.
The police recovered four cars during investigation and a gold mangalsutra all worth Rs21 lakh from the duo. “Both the accused are history sheeters. They have admitted to have been involved in several chain- snatching cases,” said the officer. The accused had robbery and theft cases registered against them at police stations in Virar, Vartak Nagar, Valiv and Ganeshpuri.
Senior police inspector Venkat Andhale of Titwala police station said, “We have seized two Innova cars, a Chevrolet car and a Honda Accent car. The accused sold three cars and kept one. They were also involved in making fake papers of cars and then selling it.”
Desale and Bhoir have been booked under Section 392 (punishment for robbery) of the Indian Penal Code. They were produced in court which has remanded them in police custody until April 16, said the police.
If you are facing problems with the increasing amount of garbage in the city and want something to be done about it, the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) has now made it easier with the launch of three helplines on Thursday.
The three helplines will be for the residents of New Panvel and Khanda Colony, Kharghar, Kalamboli and Kamothe.
“These are the most populous nodes in our jurisdiction and that is why we have started the service in these areas. To stop the garbage menace, the residents can lodge complaints through the helpline numbers,” said Mohan Ninawe, senior public relations officer of Cidco.
“One can report problems such as garbage not lifted, unswept roads and any other complaints on garbage and bins. The complaints received and replies to them will be recorded under the cloud technology system. Complaints can be lodged from 9am to 6pm,” he added.
These helplines have come as a big respite for residents. Manhar Sharma, 45, a resident
An 18-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, his neighbour.
The boy, identified as Ibrahim Nabi Shaikh, told the Class 9 student that he was taking her to Haji Malang Dargah in Kalyan.
Investigation officer Vilas Kadam from Shantinagar police station said, “Shaikh took her to a lodge and allegedly raped her. He also threatened her against telling anyone about the incident.”
Kadam said, “We arrested the accused on Wednesday evening. He has been remanded in police custody till April 18. We have sent both for medical test. We have booked Shaikh under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code and of Kharghar said, “The garbage collecting vans come to our area hardly twice a week and we, the residents have to bear with the stink.”
Around three months ago, there had been no van for collecting garbage for one week at a stretch, Sharma said.
“When we coordinated with the health department of Cidco, the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO).”
In another incident on Wednesday, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Badlapur. The 24-year-old accused, Rupesh Eknath Pawar, a labourer, was arrested. A police officer from Badlapur police station said: “We have arrested the accused. We have booked him under relevant sections. Pawar lured the minor girl to Badlapur and took her to his room and allegedly raped her. We have sent both for medical test and the reports are awaited.” they immediately sent one van to our neighbourhood. With these helplines, we can contact the Cidco officials,” he added.
Residents had been tired of Cidco’s failure to take action against those who dump debris and waste on the roads.
“On the one hand, Cidco is not helping residents by not sending their vans, while on the other hand the private builders are creating another problem by dumping debris on the open plots. You will see heaps of debris on every second open plot in Kamothe and Khandeshwar. We hope this problem will also come under control now,” Mita Kothari, 27, a resident of Kamothe said.