Speaker Pratapsing Rane on Wednesday rapped the Police Department for its failure to provide answers to questions asked by MLAs and stated that the department is not doing its work properly.
The reprimand came when questions related to the Police Department were to be taken up and Home Minister Ravi Naik rose to seek postponement of questions that were already postponed during the earlier assembly session.
The Speaker warned the police personnel that failure to provide the answers to the MLAs would be noted in their confidential reports and asserted that the House cannot be taken for granted by police personnel.
Meanwhile, Ravi Naik revealed in the House that the Central Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate the case of Police Sub Inspector Sunil Gudlar selling drugs to foreigners which were revealed in a sting operation.
Replying to question tabled by BJP MLA Ramesh Tawadkar he said that the Crime Branch has also filed an FIR against Sunil Gudlar under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
However, Ravi Naik was left fumbling for answers when the Opposition led by Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar pointed out to the different figures with regards to cases registered by the Anti-Narcotic Cell and also the drop in number of people booked.
Manohar Parrikar pointed out that the figures cited in the reply by the Home Minister differed from the figures quoted by the Governor in his address two days earlier. However, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat coming to the rescue of his beleaguered colleague said the Governor’s address was prepared much in advance and hence the figures quoted in the reply were more recent figures.