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Long arm of law begins here at the Faraskhana station

The building in its current state of existene was inaugurated by hawaldar DR Karkhanis on October 1, 1979, in the presence of the then mayor, Pandhurang Tarwade.

pune Updated: Sep 20, 2017 16:27 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The Faraskhana police station building also houses the Vishrambaug police station.(HT PHOTO)

The Faraskhana police station is one of the oldest police stations in Pune. Located in the old Pune area near the famous Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati temple along NC Kelkar Chowk, the building which houses the Faraskhana police station, is also home to the Vishrambaug police station.

The building in its current state of existene was inaugurated by hawaldar DR Karkhanis on October 1, 1979, in the presence of the then mayor, Pandhurang Tarwade.

With one of the largest jurisdictions, the Faraskhana police station manages six police posts including Kasba peth, Ganesh peth, Shukrawar peth, Gadital, Sattoti and Raviwar peth.

The police station falls under zone 1 of Pune police in the city division, along with Khadak police station.

Zone 1 also includes two others divisions - Vishrambaug and Deccan. Vishrambaug division has three police stations under its jurisdiction, including Vishrambaug, Shivajinagar and Warje police stations, while the Deccan division includes Deccan Gymkhana and Kothrud police stations.

Currently, Basavraj Teli is the deputy commissioner of police for zone 1 and commands three assistant commissioners of police corresponding to the three divisions. The senior police inspector at the station is Balkrishna Ambure. Currently, the station has an estimated population of 3,50,000 people under its jurisdiction.

In the year 2014, an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted on a bike stolen from an employee of the police station.

The resultant blast injured two people, damaged vehicles in the parking and put Pune on high alert.

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 16:26 IST