Ex-DCP Pawar expresses dismay over red-tapism in police dept
A daredevil police officer from Maharashtra Y C Pawar, who decimated underworld don Vardarajan Mudhaliar's empire, has expressed his displeasure over the bureaucratic red-tapism in the state police department about his name not being included in the list of awardees for the coveted Padmashri intentionally.
In an interaction at the Thane Marathi Grantha Sangrahalya here last night, he rued that he was deprived of the Padmashri due to the attitude of the senior police officers in the police force who did not wish him to get the coveted honour.
He said in fact one of the chief ministers had asked the then Director General of Police to recommend his name for the award but the latter did not oblige.
In Mumbai, he said, he was in fact not fighting the Don Vardarajan but the higher-ups within the police force day in and day out. He claimed that he was harassed to the core by sections of the police force as they were on the payroll of the dons.
In reply to a query, the former DCP said he was against the encounter killings of the criminals and instead vouched for the use of lathi saying it would render the criminal helpless and he will suffer life long.
Citing the instance of Varadrajan, Mr Pawar said he had instructions to shoot the don dead, but he was against it and dealt with his gang in his own way.
'Whatever I did, it was for the good of society and ultimately for the country,' he said.
'I gave my blood for the sake of the society but it is not being recognised,' he lamented.
On the arrest of Ulhasnagar MLA Pappu Kalani, he said that the police department and government had ensured at the time of his arrest that he comes out conveniently but added that the entire thing was boomranged.