The state home department has not been paid Rs 48 lakh by people in Mumbai who have been provided police protection.
Similarly, Rs 3 crore is due from individuals who had sought police protection from other parts of the state.
Following the non-payment of the dues, the security of 20 individuals from Mumbai and three individuals from the state has been withdrawn, said home minister RR Patil said in a written reply to a question raised by Peasants Workers Party legislator Jayant Patil.
Jayant Patil had raised a question on the amount owed to the home department for providing protection to people against the security threats that they might face.
According to Patil, “The dues from Mumbai at the end of August 2010 were Rs 53.71 lakh of which Rs 5.48 lakh has been paid. This amount is due from around 23 people. We have withdrawn the security of 20 of them,” he said.
Giving details on the security sought by individuals on the state level, Patil said of the Rs 3.75 crore due to the home department, Rs41 lakh has been paid.
The state government has withdrawn the security of three major defaulters.
Of the security provided by VIP’s for the state, other than Mumbai, the state government had dues of Rs 25.28 lakh of which only Rs 60,000 has been paid off, he said.