State Police Complaints Authority, Maharashtra

State Police Complaints Authority, Maharashtra

If you are not satisfied with the working of the police, like not registering FIR, etc.

You can send your complaint to the above authority for quick redressal.

Unfortunately, it does not have a proper web site…….

 

16 November 2017

I visited the office of the State Police Complaints Authority personally to file a complaint against the police for not registering an FIR.
The office people were nice.
Let us see the outcome.

Public Garden converted into Club House – Chief Justice visits site

 

In a rare action, the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court goes incognito and catches a Builder’s lie.

By Alka Dhupkar, Mumbai Mirror | Updated: May 6, 2017, 08.05 AM IST

Final order likely next month; PIL says garden turned into clubhouse
Justice Chellur was stopped from entering a public park at Cuffe Parade, confirming allegations that the builder had turned it into a private space

A huge land parcel in south Mumbai will be thrown open to public after Manjula Chellur, chief justice of the Bombay High Court, inspected it incognito and found that allegations of a developer taking it over illegally were true.


Justice Chellur posed as a regular Mumbaikar out on a stroll last week when she was prevented by the builder’s security guards from entering the premises, abutting the 32-storey DSK Durgamata luxurious apartments at Cuffe Parade. It comes as no surprise that Justice Chellur, in her observation yesterday, said the premises should be restored as a public open space, and the security of the premises be taken over by the BMC. The matter has been posted for a final hearing next month. The case pertains to the 16,000 sq ft plot on Prakash Pethe Marg where DSK Developers were allowed to construct a gymnasium on 33% of the plot area. The remaining 67% – almost 11,000 sq ft – was to be developed for public usage.

A petition filed in HC by activist Sanjay Kokate said the builder usurped a plot to build a clubhouse, leaving little space for citizens. The petition added that the builder violated several conditions of the agreement with the BMC.

Nearly eight months after the petition was filed, the high court in March this year directed that a technical expert will inspect the plot. While an inspection committee submitted its report yesterday damning the builder, Justice Chellur, who experienced first-hand what hundreds of citizens attempting to access the garden go through, said the plot must be restored as public space immediately.

While representatives of DSK Developers refused to comment on Friday’s verdict, the inspection committee comprising officials of the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority and the Bombay HC said it found nothing for the public at the premises. In a seven-page report, the committee said, “We did not find any equipment for children to play… no swings, no slides, nor benches there. There was a garden which could, at best, be described as a `landscape garden’, not a recreation garden.”

The report also said there were no signs that said the plot was for public usage. “Entry to the said area is restricted by deploying security guards at the gate. The access way is used by the occupants of the DSK tower for ingress. We were stopped at the entrance by the security guards, and allowed to enter only after disclosing our identities,” the report said.

Petitioner Kokate’s lawyer Yusuf Iqbal Yusuf said the case was a classic example of a public property being converted for personal use. “An independent surveyor appointed by the HC last year prepared a fake report to favour DSK. The chief justice, however, appointed court officers to inspect the premises. Also, in the most proactive manner, the chief justice herself visited the premises without informing anyone and said she was also prevented from entering the premises. The court has now posted the matter to June for passing final orders,” Iqbal said.

 

(Reproduced from Mumbai Mirror.)

 

Lokayukta, Maharasthra  –  How to file Complaint

 

Lokayukta, Maharasthra  –  How to file Complaint with

Complaints of corruption and grievance against public servants in the state can be lodged online. The office of the Lokayukta, the state’s anti-corruption ombudsman, has launched its website.


While inaugurating the website a few months ago, Lokayukta Justice (retired) M L Tahaliyani said: “Most problems facing the country today are due to the disease of corruption that is growing at a rapid pace. The lokayukta functions to protect the interest of the common man and receives complaints from big scams to smaller grievances about pensions not being paid. The website is a way to take the office of the lokayukta closer to the people to make it more effective. The message has to go out to everyone that dishonesty does not pay.”

 

Grievance

A grievance has to be filed within 12 months of the date on which the action complained against became known to the complainant.

 

Allegation

An allegation can be made within 3 years from the date on which the action complained against is said to have taken place

 How to lodge Complaints Online

Citizens can file complaints through the Lokayukta’s website address : lokayukta.maharashtra.gov.in

The site at present includes information about the law, the ways to lodge a complaint and the format in which a complaint should be lodged.


The office of the Lok Ayukta, Maharashtra receives between 6,000 and 7,000 complaints a year. These include grievances as well as allegations of corruption.

As of now, the Lokayukta has only powers to recommend action. But a Complaint often resolves the problem.


The website address is :

lokayukta.maharashtra.gov.in

SDO Palghar Arrested by ACB, Thane While Taking Bribe Of Rs 50 Lakhs

 

SDO Palghar Arrested by ACB, Thane While Taking Bribe Of Rs 50 Lakhs

Fri, 25 Nov 2016-09:10am , PTI

 

In one of the biggest bribe cases of bribery, after the demonetisation, the Anti-Corruption

Bureau (ACB), Thane  arrested three persons including the Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of

Palghar on Thursday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50 lakhs for giving favourable

ruling in land-related cases.

 

ACB Thane unit arrested SDO Palghar, Shivaji Davbhat (46), Nayab Tehsildar

Satish Manivade (57) and Jayesh Patil (25). Jayesh worked as Davbhat’s driver, an ACB

official said.

 

 

Gandhi Hospital officials held for accepting Rs. 4-lakh bribe

 

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital officials held for accepting Rs. 4-lakh bribe

 

Monday 5, July 2016

A Complainant had approached the National Consumer Commission in New Delhi with grievances against the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Parel, Mumbai and the Commission had ordered the hospital to pay him compensation.

Gajanan Bhagat (48) the medical superintendent and Kishore Wagh (42) medical records librarian allegedly demanded Rs. 4 lakhs from the Complainant to sanction the payment, and asked him to hand over the money to a middleman Sandesh Kamble, after which he approached the ACB.

As the complainant could only come up with Rs. 1 lakh in cash, the ACB hid fake currency notes amid real ones to give the impression that the full bribe amount was being paid to the accused.

 “The complainant had several conversations with the accused after we initiated inquiries, and in all these conversations, the accused refused to lower the bribe money and were unwilling to accept it in instalments. The complainant was able to come up with Rs. 1 lakh in cash. So, we hid toy currency notes used in board games amid real ones to give the impression that the full amount was being paid when we laid a trap,” said an ACB officer.

The Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau laid a trap and the arrested all three while accepting the money.

They have been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Searches are currently under way at the offices and residences of Bhagat and Wagh.