MLA TO RAISE TOLL EX­EMP­TION IS­SUE IN AS­SEM­BLY Mi­nor goes miss­ing, duo booked for rape

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MLA Manda Mha­tre will take up the is­sue of abol­ish­ing of toll in Navi Mum­bai, among other is­sues, in the mon­soon as­sem­bly ses­sion that be­gins next week. She said that there would be a peo­ple’s move­ment if the de­mand is not met.

At a press con­fer­ence on Thurs­day, Mha­tre listed a host of Navi Mum­bai re­lated is­sues that she plans to take up and fol­low up dur­ing the ses­sion.

“The res­i­dents have long been bur­dened with the toll charges. It is high time they are ex­empted from it,” she said. I will raise the is­sue in the house and draw the gov­ern­ment’s at­ten­tion to it.”

The MLA said, “If the de­mand is not met, the peo­ple of Navi Mum­bai will take to the streets.”

On the other is­sues she said, “I will take up the is­sues of reg­u­lar­i­sa­tion of need-based homes con­structed by project-af­fected peo­ple, free­hold land de­mand for the city, slum re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, clus­ter de­vel­op­ment, speed­ing up of no-ob­jec­tion cer­tifi­cates for re­de­vel­op­ment of di­lap­i­dated build­ings, pro­tec­tion for Digha build­ings and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of its res­i­dents.”

She added, “There are also is­sues of con­struc­tion of Bal Bha­van by Cidco to pro­mote tal­ent among stu­dents and pro­tec­tion for an­cient tem­ples in vil­lages which have got no­tices.”

Two peo­ple, in­clud­ing a woman, have been booked for kid­nap and rape of a 14-year-old girl at Kalwa. The ac­cused knew the girl’s fam­ily.

The two, Tarab­ula Nisa Khan alias Mu­niya and her brother Mush­takin Khan alias Jadya both in their 30s, are yet to be ar­rested.

On Wed­nes­day, the girl’s mother lodged a com­plaint against the duo. She said Jadya had raped her daugh­ter in June and his sis­ter helped him. The girl went miss­ing on June 27. Af­ter the mother sus­pected that the brother-sis­ter duo to be behind her daugh­ter’s dis­ap­pear­ance, she lodged a kid­nap case against them.

On July 9, the girl’s mother got a call from Mu­niya, say­ing that her daugh­ter was with them and that she should with­draw the com­plaint. But, the fam­ily did not find the girl. On Mon­day, the mi­nor’s fam­ily saw Jadya roam­ing in their area and lodged a rape com­plaint against him.

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