By Accommodation Times News Service
The state home department yesterday sanctioned an independent police units for civic bodies in Thane (106 personnel), Pune (158) and in Mira- Bhayender belt some (70) to tackle the illegal constructions in their areas.
The BMC has not yet sought for an independent police unit though its civic chief Sitaram Kunte heads the panel that recommends action against illegal structure in urban areas. The units will be headed by the police commissioner but will be available to the respective civic bodies. They will register complaints under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act inquire into the complaints and file chargesheets.