POLICE REFORMS WATCH
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URGENT PRESS STATEMENT
Re: The former Mumbai Police Commissioner must vacate his official residence without any further delay and set a good example to the Police Force in Mumbai.
Follow the example of the former Union Home Minister, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde who handed over the possesion of his Bungalow in Delhi within three days of his losing the parliamentary elections.
It is rather unfortunate that the former Mumbai Police Commissioner has clung to his official residence since the last 22 years thus depriving other Police Officers posted in that region the use of the premises.
We do not know why the Home Minister and Home Department of Maharashtra allowed such state of affairs when the former Police Commissioner for some years was not even posted in Mumbai.
What is disgusting is and we understand that he has asked for an extension giving reasons for his children when he has another apartment in Mumbai which has been rented out.
Moreso, he has resigned from the Police force to pursue his political career and currently elected as an MP.
The former Police Commissioner must learn from the example of the former Union Home Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde also from Maharashtra. Setting a public example within three days of his losing the lost the parliamentary elections in Solapur, he handed over the possession of his sprawling bungalow.
While we wish him all good luck in his new career , Shri Satyapal Singh should follow the example of Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde and vacate the premises without any delay.
The Government should not extend the use of the premises anymore.