Pune: Men Spoiling Pavana River Caught Red-Handed Dumping 400 Kgs Of Chicken And Mutton Waste

Man Spoiling Pavana River Caught Red-Handed Dumping 400 Kgs Of Chicken And Mutton Waste pune
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Ravet, 29th June 2022: A tempo driver was caught red-handed collecting about 400 kgs of chicken and mutton meat from Hinjawadi and dumping it near a water pumping centre at Ravet on the Pavana River, which supplies water to Pimpri- Chinchwad city. The security guard was alert and caught the driver.

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A case has been registered against the accused at Wakad Police Station under Pimpri Chinchwad police. The health care department has been receiving complaints about the dumping of chicken and mutton meat waste near the municipal water pumping centre at Ravet for some time now. The accused have been identified as Vitthal Sathe (29) and Uttareshwar Shinde (40) of Chinchwad.

A team was dispatched by the health department to patrol the area at night as it was noticed that the waste meat was being dumped late at night. Police were also on round-the-clock patrol in the area. Staff were also deployed to search for waste dumpsters in the area. But there was no trace of waste meat dumpers spoiling the river.

On Monday night, a caretaker at the Pavana River crematorium in Ravet noticed a vehicle dumping garbage near the river. Videos and photographs of the vehicle were taken by him. Following the video and photographs, the garbage dumping vehicle and its owners were traced with the coordination of the police.

It became clear that this vehicle was collecting chicken and mutton waste from Hinjawadi and dumping it within the municipal limits and spoiling the river. In connection with this act, a case has been registered against the person at Wakad police station by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Health Officer Dr Anil Roy said.

He added, “if any person finds dumping of garbage in any part of the city, he should immediately inform the PCMC.”

He also appealed to the citizens to be careful not to dump garbage in the open spaces by any person, organisation or establishment.

Police have registered FIR against the accused for offences under sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 277 (fouling water of public spring or reservoir) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 3 and 4 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897.

Senior police inspector Shreeram Pol, in-charge of Ravet police station, said, “The duo regularly collected meat waste and supplied to people engaged in fish farming business. As per prelimnary investigation, the accused tried to dump the meat waste in the river as routes were blocked due to Palkhi procession. Further investigations are going on.”