BMC OF­FI­CER SUS­PENDED FOR A DAY FOR AL­LOW­ING HAWK­ING NEAR DADAR STN

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI / STATE - STAFF REPORTER

As­sis­tant Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sioner (AMC) Ra­makant Bi­rad­kar of Dadar (G north ) ward has sus­pended civic of­fi­cer Vi­jen­dra Dhanavade for one day, (Novem­ber 15), for al­low­ing il­le­gal hawk­ing in­side the re­stricted limit set by Bom­bay High Court.

Ma­ha­rash­tra Navnir­man Sena (MNS) spokesper­son and for­mer cor­po­ra­tor San­deep Desh­pande filed a com­plaint with the AMC al­leg­ing that Dhanavade was work­ing hand-in-glove with the il­le­gal hawk­ers and al­low­ing them to do busi­ness in just the 150 me­tre ra­dius of rail­way sta­tion which is not per­mis­si­ble.

The sus­pen­sion or­der states, “The of­fi­cer failed to per­form his duty, there­fore, he has been sus­pended for one day. Also, no gov­ern­ment em­ployee is al­lowed to take money from out­siders while per­form­ing his duty. Hence, if found guilty nec­es­sary ac­tion will be taken.”

MNS party work­ers of Dadar al­leged that the of­fi­cer took bribe from il­le­gal hawk­ers and al­lowed them to con­tinue with their ac­tiv­ity and doc­u­ments of the same have been given to higher au­thor­i­ties for fur­ther probe.

Ear­lier, MNS chief Raj Thack­eray met BMC Com­mis­sioner Ajoy Me­hta and also Rail­way Gen­eral Man­ager of Mumbai di­vi­sion de­mand­ing ac­tion against il­le­gal hawk­ers af­ter the El­phi­s­tone stam­pede mishap which killed 23 peo­ple on Septem­ber 29.

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