Deonar dumping ground fire: Mumbai top cop assures help to BMC chief

The Commissioner of Police D D Padsalgikar on Tuesday gave an assurance to Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta that all necessary help in the case of Deonar dumping ground will be extended by the Mumbai police.

The meeting comes on the backdrop of a fire at the dumping ground earlier this month. The BMC suspects sabotage in the matter and an FIR has also been filed against unknown persons.

The BMC has been facing flak for the repeated fires breaking out at Deonar dumping ground. Mehta had recently announced a slew of measures to be taken to contain the fire and prevent a recurrence. One of them was declaring the ground as a 'prohibited area'. Besides, night vision cameras will be installed and security will be stepped up there.

On this backdrop, the meeting happened in the CP's office on Tuesday. The BMC expects help from the police to control access to the ground, as well as joint inspection and protection to the security wall.

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