The state government will send recovery notices to all establishments and individuals who have not paid the bills or the security cover provided to them by the police. Home minister R R Patil stated this in the legislative council on Saturday while replying to a question.
"The police department has pending bills of Rs31 crore from the BMC alone. Other municipal corporations like those at Vasai – Virar, Nagpur and Mira-Bhayander also have pending bills.
Apart from the civic bodies, 48 different agencies like the CBI, BARC, 25 banks and 70 private individuals are supposed to pay up," he said.
Ashish Shelar, BJP MLC, said several politicians belonging to the ruling Congress–NCP coalition are enjoying police protection but have not cleared their bills.
Accoring to Patil, "The police commissioner has been instructed to send out recovery notices and follow it up with property attachment notices to the defaulters. However, in case of local self-government bodies and agencies of central government, we have to be considerate and cannot act stringently."
State government will seek the custody of terrorists involved in the July 2011 bomb blast at Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House and Dadar and bring them to Mumbai from Delhi and Hyderabad. "The terrorist, Zia Dar Rehman alias Waqas, who was the mastermind in the bomb blast case, in the Delhi Police's custody. They are interrogating him. The Andhra Pradesh government has sought police custody of Waqas for a bomb blast case in Hyderabad. After these two states complete their enquiries, we (Maharashtra government) will bring him in Mumbai for interrogation. The state government has already sent a letter regarding the custody of the terrorist," Patil informed.