Thursday, October 08, 2009
Demolition drive: Civic body asks for force
In order to remove encroachments from Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar locality, where MC had met with vehement opposition by the councillor and residents of the area, the civic body has asked for force from the district police to initiate action on October 27. Information given to Rohit Sabharwal, president of the Anti Corruption and Crime Investigation Cell, by the MC under the Right To Information (RTI) Act reveals that on orders of the MC commissioner, the assistant town planner had written to the deputy commissioner and senior superintendent of police (SSP) urging both the officers to provide duty magistrate and police force on October 27 so that they could carry out the anti-encroachment drive in BRS Nagar. Citing reason, the MC officers had said that during the drive a situation concerning law and order could arise due to which police was needed on the spot.
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