Opposition to file police complaint against Govt

Jul 13, 2012, 07:17 IST | Ravikiran Deshmukh

In a bid to take the Congress-led Democratic Front government to task over the Mantralaya fire that occurred on June 21, members from the BJP and Shiv Sena will file a complaint with the police today.

They also said that if the authorities failed to take cognisance of their complaint, the Opposition would approach the local magistrate. 

Up in flames: The Mantralaya fire damaged innumerable files and destroyed the entire fourth and fifth floor of the building. File pic

“As per the established procedure, a complaint has to be filed in the event of a fire. Since the Congress-NCP government has failed to do so, we have decided to file such a complaint at the local police station,” said Sena MLA Ashish Jaiswal at the State Assembly.

He added that he and BJP MLA Devendra Fadnavis would personally file the complaint.

According to Jaiswal, the state was doing all in its power to protect its senior bureaucrats who are responsible for the protection of the Mantralaya.

He added that as per the rules, the employees were also to be trained in disaster management but no such training was provided to them.

Later, Fadnavis added that senior leaders from both parties would visit the police station to file the complaint.

“If the police does not take cognisance of the complaint, we will approach the judicial magistrate under Section 156 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC),” he added.

Go to top