OFF THE RECORD review on some of the headlines….
CP Hemant Naragle !
His troubles just don’t seem to get over. After trying to uplift the image of police of all the debacles, the rape case in Mumbai of a pavement dweller have just added to his woes. Corona, festivals, political pressures, his own force motivation, everything has just been thrown to him. But this does not deter him at all. He is getting there quietly and slowly. But what concerned me was not all of this, but news of his hush-hush wedding this year, a story that was doing the rounds. Yes, a news portal claimed that Nagrale got secretly married to this girl earlier this year. In 2012 also this rumour had appeared and now also it was doing the rounds. If they don’t get anything, they malign you! But friends, let me tell you something about us ‘Vidharbha’ ites. We do everything openly. We aren’t like Gupchup guys from Pune. And In a way, we aren’t also the ones who will do anything unethical and if we do, we will never hide it. There we have a saying, आम्ही कोणाच्या बापाच्या बिडीचे दबेल हाय काय? 😄 (means, we aren’t scared of anyone). But on a serious note, the news of marriage was a rumour, confirmed 😄
Wohh! Big fish–Who is this M/s NK Bhupesh Babu ?
Somewhere in 2010 this M/s NK Bhupesh babu had launched Enkay Garden a low cost affordable housing scheme offering 650 flats and shops as per RERA filings in Taloja. Till today the project is largely incomplete. All those 700 families who had invested money and time are on the brink of bankruptcy and desperately seeking justice knocking various doors. Various criminal charges of cheating have been filed by home buyers with Vashi EOW and Panvel Police and the judicial proceedings are ongoing. Bhupesh Babu’s quest for bail in these cases was rejected all the way till Supreme Court but it is a wonder that he moves around freely for the last 3 years although he is listed as a wanted accused in Navi Mumbai police records !
Sharing a YouTube link, do watch the irregularities… https://youtu.be/yMjTg6dJ42l
Below are two stories in connection to the above information. Read them carefully and join the dots.
Story 1: Remember MLA Ashish Shelar had exposed this Rs. 1000 crore ‘royalty’ scam a few days back of this Coastal roads project? Now what I know is that the maximum ‘chori’ of Royalty happened and it happened because the materials were picked up from the quarries in and around Panvel and Raigad region. It is said (then) Collector Raigad got a whiff of the irregularity and she had initiated strict action against this chori and those doing it. This included personal site visits, checking of trucks and so on which sent jitters in the powerful Mumbai contractor lobby controlling Maharashtra currently. Then this “Dabang” Collector was transferred abruptly recently. Is Bhupesh Babu one of the hidden reasons behind the Collector’s abrupt transfer? It is said Collector’s strict action against the illegalities was endangering his (alleged) Rs. 500 crore land empire in Raigad district. Whose blessings does Bhupesh Babu have?
Story 2: Can someone tell me, are powerful bureaucrats getting calls from NCP supremo and he is instructing the bureaucrats what to do and what not to do? Coincidentally last month, Maharashtra Police registered a case against scamsters who were allegedly mimicking the voice of Pawar Saheb and extracting favours from various Government departments including interfering in settlement of controversial land disputes. They have made few arrests too. I know a high ranking bureaucrat at Navi Mumbai got a call and he had to ‘leave the case’. The case was against the same developer I mentioned. Did the bureaucrat receive a genuine call? Rumours are abuzz where the bureaucrat received a genuine call or not. Incidentally after the call strict action against this developer was mysteriously stopped against the developer. Question remains: will this developer and his links prove to be more powerful for this already embattled MVA government OR will the authorities act?
So now as a bureaucrat if you have received a call from Saheb, do get it verified immediately as scamsters are at play. And note, Pawar Saheb himself will never do anything of this sort to call and all. He is a man who will personally go to the Chief Minister and get his work done, if only time comes. But Saheb today, let me inform you something that even you must know 100%. लहान तोंडी मोठा घास घेतोय…I have heard a lot of fun is poked behind your back (टिंगल उडवली जाते ) as how you were not given time on that particular day when you wanted to meet, guesses are made why you must have come and so on…you are taken a bit casual.
Do you all remember ex CM Prithviraj Chavan? A very elegant, poised and fine politician but unfortunately people like him are never the front runners of anything in our state. When Chavan was the CM everyone knew that relations between him and Pawar’s were sour. You will be surprised to know that when Prithviraj Chavan was the CM, after knowing Ajit and his antics, he never showed disrespect to Saheb even after the ‘Lakwaa’ jibe. Whenever Saheb called him for a meeting or to discuss some policy, never ever Chavan said he was busy, come to Varsha and so on…Chavan made time and met him within hours of Saheb’s call. And yes, mind you the meeting would never be at Varsha or Chavan’s cabin At Mantralaya. Always at Sahyadri Guest house. A common place! Here now, I have heard a few calls have to be made and when the meetings happen, it is often Saheb who has to travel to Varsha or Matoshri. Kaisa hai, Saheb has to run this government at any cost, and now even at the cost of sometimes forgoing his own self respect. I feel a little bad!
Vikrant Hemant Joshi.