Updated: March 17, 2021 9:56:02 pm
The state Home Department has issued the long-pending government resolution (GR) on including Lonikand and Loni Kalbhor police stations – which until now fell in Pune Rural jurisdiction – into the ambit of Pune City Police Commissionerate.
A decision regarding this had been taken on October 26, 2020, when the Home department had issued a notification about assigning these two police stations to Pune Police jurisdiction. However, its implementation remained pending.
Now, with the latest government resolution, the merger will be carried out within two to three days, said Pune Police officials.
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Wagholi and Loni Kalbhor areas – located on Pune-Ahmednagar and Pune-Solapur highways respectively — have seen fast urbanisation with expansion of the city along these highways. The staff strength at the police stations have almost remained the same despiterise in population and crime rate. With inclusion of these stations in Pune Police, the stations will get more staff and more layers of supervision than the present system.
After the merger, the Lonikand police station will be assigned to the jurisdiction of Assistant Commissioner of Police (Yerwada division) under Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 4) area. Loni Kalbhor police station has been included under the jurisdiction of Assistant Commissioner of Police (Hadapsar division) under Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 5). Both Zone 4 and Zone 5 DCPs report to Additional Commissioner of Police (East Region).
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