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Mumbai cop seeks permission to beg in uniform, says he is not receiving salary

Constable Dnyaneshwar Ahirrao had taken a few days of leave after his wife’s leg got fractured. He, however, stopped getting salary when he resumed duty.

mumbai Updated: May 09, 2018 19:57 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
In  his letter to department superiors, police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, constable Dnyaneshwar Ahirrao has asked permission to beg to take care of his ailing wife and manage household expenses.
In his letter to department superiors, police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, constable Dnyaneshwar Ahirrao has asked permission to beg to take care of his ailing wife and manage household expenses. (HT file photo for representation)
         

A constable with the Mumbai police has sought permission to “beg in uniform”, saying he cannot support his family as he has not been receiving his salary for the last two months.

In his letter to department superiors, police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, constable Dnyaneshwar Ahirrao has asked permission to beg to take care of his ailing wife and manage household expenses.

In the letter, Ahirrao, attached to the Local Arms unit, said he had taken leave from March 20 to March 22.

However, as his wife’s leg got fractured, he could not report to duty when the leave expired, he said.

Ahirrao, posted with the security team at `Matoshree’, the residence of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, claimed that he informed, over phone, his unit in-charge about the emergency leave he was availing of for five days. Following his wife’s treatment, he resumed duty on March 28, he said.

But following this, he stopped getting the salary, his letter said, without revealing more information.

“I have to take care of my sick wife, old parents and a daughter. Besides, I have to pay monthly instalment of the loan I have taken. But since my salary has been stopped, I am unable to meet these expenses. So I want permission from you to beg in uniform,” the letter said.

Ahirrao himself could not be contacted for more details.

Vasant Jadhav, deputy commissioner of police, Local Arms Unit, said, “The matter comes under the administration department. I cannot comment on it.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)