Police stations that come under zone-9 of the Mumbai police have begun clearing unnecessary papers kept in police stations. The exercise is a cleanliness drive to make space for new files.
So far, over two trucks of unwanted documents have been cleared from police stations like Bandra, Khar, Juhu, Versova and Oshiwara. The police stations are also being repainted.
“There are some files that have to be kept for two years and some for over 10 years. The files that have been removed are mostly passport verification documents, accidental death reports and other documents,” said KMM Prasanna, deputy commissioner of police (zone-9).
Also, vehicles that have been recovered after being stolen or seized after mishaps keep increasing outside the police station every week. Hence, the police, after taking permission from the court, will return the vehicles to their owners. Some, will be auctioned by the Motor Transport Department. For the time being, the vehicles have been kept at grounds in Bandra and Santacruz.