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Campa Cola residents meet police chief Rakesh Maria, complain of harassment

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 6:35am IST | Agency: dna

Residents of Campa Cola Compound on Wednesday called city police chief Rakesh Maria, complaining about alleged harassment on the part of Worli cops.

The residents alleged harassment and expressed apprehension at being detained before BMC's demolition drive, set to begin on June 20.

More than 90 flats in the compound are set to be razed following a Supreme Court (SC) order in this regard. The apex court had last year ordered BMC to bring down the flats due to FSI violation.

"We called on Maria on Wednesday afternoon to communicate about the harassment. We have been subject to the treatment since last week. They summoned four of the residents to the police station and asked us to report. The policemen can be seen at the Compound and they call on residents at odd hours. This has left residents a scared lot, without any reason," said a resident wishing anonymity.

The resident added Maria has assured occupants that the cops will not visit the Compound or make arrests/detain the concerned flat owners. "We hope Maria issues instructions as soon as possible," the resident added.

"Campa Cola residents met me on Wednesday. I have assured them that the police will not get involved in preventive detention during the demolition process. I have also requested them to help police to maintain law and order," Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria told dna.

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