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Atul Patankar

Your money has not reached 26/11 heroes

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Atul Patankar

As reported By Santosh Andhale at Mumbai Mirror - Mumbai Mirror on June 17, 2009


The Rs 1 crore collected for the welfare of the policemen, affected during the November 26 attacks, is still lying in the police coffers, the reply to an RTI application has revealed.


Vijay Desai, a Vile Parle resident, had filed a Right To Information application on May 12 seeking information on how the money collected from police staff, government officials and other citizens had been used. He found that a total of Rs 1.17 crore had been collected for the affected policemen and their families.


Desai got a reply to his application in June, sent by Datta Dhavale, assistant police commissioner, police welfare department.


He was told in the reply that after the attack, citizens had contributed money to the police welfare fund and by the end of April the account had a little over Rs 86 lakh. The state director general of police also appealed to police staff to contribute towards the cause and an additional Rs 31.2 lakh was deposited in the police welfare fund at the DG office.


“I do not know why police have not distributed money to the families of police personnel. People have donated money to help the affected families,” said the 40-year-old businessman.


Dhavale said, “Our senior officials will take a decision in this matter soon. We have provided whatever information the applicant sought through the RTI application.”


Source: Your money has not reached 26/11 heroes, News - City - Mumbai Mirror,Mumbai Mirror

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