In a belated measure to set up a police station at Koregaon Park area where the Germany Bakery was targeted by terrorists last week, Pune police have dashed off a letter to Maharashtra government for acquisition of private land for the purpose.
Replying to queries from reporters in Pune on Saturday, city police commissioner Satyapal Singh said the proposal, which had been pending for want of a suitable piece of land, would be processed speedily by bifurcating the far away Bund Garden police station under which jurisdiction the Koregaon Park area falls.
Despite being a sensitive zone housing hard terror targets in the form of Osho Ashram and Jewish Centre - Chhabad House - the Koregaon Park area where the German Bakery stood, has remained without a proper police station to ensure, implement and monitor security measures.
Singh said "we have sent our proposal to the state government, identifying a piece of private land measuring 12,000 sq.ft. A meeting was also held today between Pune Municipal Corporation commissioner Mahesh Zagde and police authorities to give shape to the proposal".