Indo-Asian News Service May 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 17:47 IST A RTI request found that MCA were due a fee of Rs 21.34 crore to Mumbai Police (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Cricket Association hasn’t paid Mumbai Police found a RTIMCA owes Mumbai Police a fee of Rs 21.34 crore for security in IPLMumbai Police took gave security even though orders were pendingThe Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has failed to clear the dues for seven Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons to the Mumbai Police which organises elaborate security for the IPL and other matches held in Mumbai, as per an RTI revelation.In a reply to Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali, the Mumbai Police has revealed that it is yet to receive its fees of Rs 21.34 crore, including pending interest of Rs 5.61 crore, due to it for providing security for IPL and other major cricket tourneys till 2018.For the recently-concluded IPL season, the Mumbai Police provided full security to the teams, venues, players, etc. though the Home Ministry orders were pending and the last order expired on March 31, 2019.”Assistant Commissioner of Police (coordination) Dilip Thorat has replied under the RTI Act that the outstanding amount includes fees for providing security for One Day Internationals, T-20 World Cup, Tests and Women’s World Cup matches, all of which are pending and the amount keeps piling up,” Galgali told IANS.The police have not yet raised the bills for the IPL 2019 as no fresh orders have been received from the state government, but Galgali said they will do so shortly when the new government resolution is expected.Last year’s IPL security for nine matches cost the city police Rs 1.48 crore, but the MCA is yet to clear the bill, he pointed out.”It is obligatory on the part of the MCA to immediately clear the dues of the police department for the prompt help the police provides by way of security and smooth conduct of the IPL. Even the police officers concerned must ensure that the bills are cleared within a reasonable period after the IPL is over,” Galgali said.advertisementAlso Read | I’ll come back in 2023 World Cup if MS Dhoni is still around: AB de VilliersFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Mumbai Cricket AssociationFollow MCAFollow RTIFollow Mumbai policeFollow Wankhede Mumbai Cricket Association fails to clear security dues, finds RTIMumbai Police revealed that they are yet to receive their fee of Rs 21.34 crore from Mumbai Cricket Association for providing security for IPL and other major cricket tourneys till 2018advertisement
October 11, 2019
Media reports say around 80 people were killed, nearly 50 others wounded and around 2,000 homes were burned when gunmen attacked the village of Duk Padiet in Jonglei state on Sunday morning.Last month tribal militiamen attacked residents of the village of Wernyol, killing numerous civilians, and many other attacks have been reported across the south since the start of the year.The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) issued a statement deploring the latest attack and voicing concern about the escalation of violence this year.“Some of the more recent attacks have deliberately targeted women and children and have had little or nothing to do with cattle rustling, a traditional cause of violence between neighbouring tribes and ethnic groups in the region,” the statement noted.“This will become a source of mounting concern as the country heads towards the April 2010 national election and the referenda in southern Sudan and the Abyei region scheduled for 2011.”The mission said it was concerned “that there may be elements that are directing attacks against institutions of the state. UNMIS urges the Government of Southern Sudan [GoSS] and other duly constituted authorities to further strengthen their efforts to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of these crimes.”The mission flew the Governor of Jonglei and the GoSS Minister of Internal Affairs to the Duk Padiet area yesterday and offered its support to “all efforts to contain violence, promote reconciliation and address the humanitarian needs of the affected population in the coming days.”UNMIS added that it was by the efforts of the Jonglei state Government to restore order and deter retaliatory attacks following Sunday’s killings and to pursue dialogue among all parties. 22 September 2009United Nations officials in Sudan have strongly condemned a deadly attack at the weekend on a village in the south of the country that has claimed dozens of lives and is the latest in a series of ethnically-based attacks against civilians that have provoked mounting international concern.