The winner’s of the IPL season 12, the Mumbai Indians had carried out an winning rally starting from Antilia to Trident Hotel. After receiving an RTI query filed by Anil Galgali, the Mumbai Police sent a bill of RS 3.55 lakhs to the Reliance concern India win Sports and recovered the amount for the security provided during the rally. This has been revealed through the reply sent by Mumbai police.
RTI was filed regarding a query on 16th May 2019 to the Mumbai Police and the Traffic Police seeking information about the details of security provided for the rally in celebration of the win of Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The rally was held from Antilia to Trident Hotel and it’s charges recovered. The Mumbai Police in its reply informed Galgali that, in one shift 2 Police Inspectors, 1Asst PI, 2 PI and 100 constables were deployed to give security for the rally. The query was dt 16th May 2019 and a wireless messege was relayed by API Control, Naigaum on 31st May 2019 and a bill in the name of the Ambani group company, M/s Indiawin Sports co was was delivered to its Dhobi Talao address. The bill was generated on gross values for RS 3.55 lakhs, which was paid by the company on 4th June 2019.
Anil Galgali has expressed that since the whole route came under the silence zone hence no rally could be permitted here. Had he not filed an RTI query, the Mumbai Police would not have even generated the bill and recovered the charges for security. The Mumbai Police has still maintained an discreet silence on the issue of permissions sought. It has not provided any reply pertaining to the query wether permissions were sought by the organisers or not? Also was permissions given by the police department? Remains a confusion stated Galgali.