Dial Cidco helpline num­bers to com­plain about garbage pile-up

Com­plaints about dirty roads can be lodged from 9am to 6pm

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVIMUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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