PCMC mayor, others denied entry in flood-hit Kolhapur village

Camil Parkhe
Thursday, 15 August 2019

Jadhav was leading a relief operation team representing Pune Disaster Management Association, Mulshi Disaster Management Committee, Lavasa Lake Shore Water Sport, Aamby Valley City, Sahara India and Maheshdada Sports Foundation. The team has undertaken relief operations in various flood-hit villages in Shirol taluka.

PIMPRI: Pimpri Chinchwad Mayor Rahul Jadhav had a tiff with police personnel when he and others were prevented from visiting flood-affected people in Shirol taluka of Kolhapur district on Tuesday.

The police prevented Jadhav and 54 members of a flood relief group from moving towards Hasoor village in Shirol taluka. This led to arguments between the mayor and police officers.

The arguments went on for over an hour as the police refused to allow the mayor and others from visiting the flood-hit areas. 

Following the intervention of accompanying Pimpri Chinchwad corporators, the police agreed to allow only the mayor to visit the flood-hit village. 

The mayor and others later left the place without carrying out the relief operation.

Jadhav was leading a relief operation team representing Pune Disaster Management Association, Mulshi Disaster Management Committee, Lavasa Lake Shore Water Sport, Aamby Valley City, Sahara India and Maheshdada Sports Foundation. The team has undertaken relief operations in various flood-hit villages in Shirol taluka.

Jadhav alleged that Shirol police had deliberately prevented the group from visiting the flood-affected people.

The mayor said that he will complain against the police officers to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Pune Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil.

Jaysingpur Sub-divisional Police Officer Kishore Kale, however, said that the police said that the flood-affected people urgently need drinking water and essential goods. "The arguments with Jadhav were a result of a misunderstanding," he said. 

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