Police patil suspended for failing to inform cops of illegal statue installation

  • | Wednesday | 29th November, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: A woman police patil of a village in Hingoli district was suspended for failing to alert the police about the illegal installation of a Birsa Munda statue in the village.Authorities said her acts have resulted in a law and order problem in the village and added to the ongoing frictions.Hingoli superintendent of police G Sreedhar told TOI: Police patils are duty-bound to share all the information about all important developments and law and order situations in their respective villages to the area police station.Failing to share information about an incident as significant as the illegal installation of a statue is unacceptable. This is especially important in the current scenario when anti-social elements are trying to stoke tensions between castes and communities.While issuing the suspension order on Tuesday, the authorities cited dereliction of duty and negligence as the two grounds to suspend her.As per section 3 of the Maharashtra Village Police Act, 1967, a police patil should regularly inform executive magistrate the crime rate in the village and all matters relating to village police and the health and general condition of the village community. According to section 6 of the same Act, it is mandatory to secretly collect information about things that are likely to threaten public peace and report it to the area police station authority.According to the suspension order passed by Hingoli sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Umakant Pardhi, Kavita Dudule had been serving as Falegaon villages police patil for the past five years. Some people, without obtaining permission or clearances from the administration, installed a statue of Krantisurya Birsamunda on November 14. Dudules failure to bring this incident to the notice of the area police station, has resulted in a law and order problem in the village, read the order.We also published the following articles recentlyAkbaruddin Owaisi booked for threatening Police official, BJP says "KCR unable to manage law and order"BJP leader Syed Zafar Islam criticizes Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for his inability to manage the law and order situation in Telangana after a case is registered against AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi for allegedly threatening a police officer in Hyderabad. Syed Zafar Islam remarks that Akbaruddin Owaisis attitude changed when the FIR was filed against him. He further emphasizes that law and order will be strong when their government comes into power. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma urges the Election Commission of India to cancel Akbaruddin Owaisis candidature. Owaisi defends his remarks and says that the officer should not have intervened as there were five minutes left for the campaign time to be over.Traffic police cracks the whip on illegally rented vehiclesThe traffic cell of Goa police has launched a week-long campaign to curb the unauthorised rentals of private bikes and cars, apprehending multiple offenders. The drive aims to take legal action against vehicles that are not authorised to be given on rent. The staff has been instructed to execute the drive diligently without causing disruption to law-abiding tourists. The traffic cell is yet to compile comprehensive figures concerning the number of vehicles caught violating regulations during this ongoing operation, but the primary focus is on raising awareness about the issue.Medical emergency? This village is readyResidents of Ghalib Kalan village in Jagraon have taken the initiative to ensure adequate medical facilities by establishing the Sarbhat Da Bhalla committee that runs a free ambulance service. The committee, funded by NRIs and local residents, operates two ambulances that provide timely transport for medical emergencies. The village head mentioned that the need for ambulances arose after a tragic accident in a nearby village. The ambulances, equipped with oxygen facilities, transport patients to hospitals in Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Faridkot, and Bathinda. The service has been particularly valuable during the Covid pandemic.

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