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To keep mob at bay, MCG seeks additional police cover during demolition drive

Posted: May 14, 2018     By City Spidey

To control mob fury during demolition drives, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has demanded 1200 personnel including 200 women constables. In a formal letter, the MCG has sought an increased number of personnel to protect officials during demolition drives.

On Monday, a mob started throwing stones at the officials while they were carrying out demolition of an unauthorised residential building at a spot which was only 300 metres away from the ammunition depot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Sector-14.

The situation exacerbated to such a level that the MCG team had to suspend the demolition drive and leave the spot.

“We have once again written to Gurugram police for providing more personnel for future demolition drives. The intensity of such drives has increased manifold. While the police shielded us during the three drives while stones were hurled at us, additional deployment will reduce the threat of harm to our officials,” Mohan Singh, district town planner (DTP), enforcement, said.

When the demolition drive was on, Singh’s arm got fractured as a stone hit badly on it. An earthmover and a vehicle were also damaged during the drive.

Meanwhile, the Gurugram police has assured help by providing them ample amount of forces.

“Gurugram police works in tandem with civic bodies of the city and the MCG’s request for additional force will be taken on priority. Additional force will be provided to them,” Ravinder Kumar, public relations officer, Gurugram police, said.  

Stones were hurled on MCG officials during previous two drives on May 7 and April 19 as well. But, there were no injuries reported at that time.

The MCG has plans to demolish 4,156 properties that were illegally constructed within the 300m restricted zone since September 2015. They have demolished 66 structures so far.

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