In one of its intensive demolition drive, CIDCO Encroachment department demolished more than 200 illegal slums which had had mushroomed over 12.5% reserved plots for PAPs. The slums were demolished at sector 31 of Vashi village. During the demolition drive, illegal sheds that were constructed for storage of onions were also razed down. During the demolition, Congress corporator Dashrath Bhagat protested against the action taken by CIDCO Encroachment department which ensued into a verbal fight. Dashrath Bhagat was arrested along with other protestors by the police that was present in huge numbers. We spoke with the Vashi Police Inspector Rajkumar Chafekar on the arrest. CIDCO Encroachment officer Sumit Bhame informed that they had surveyed the region and found that the plot was illegally encroached by slums. Post the survey, as per orders from CIDCO, the drive was carried out. With cameraperson Roshan Hate, Anil More for NMTV News.

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