The Navi Mumbai police department’s lax attitude is seen once again in the free for all money fiasco that happened at City Centre Mall. It may be recalled that last month an incident happened at City Centre Mall. The poor, the needy and the ‘just curious’ had flocked to the glass gates of the mall for some ‘free money’ that one Aaron Entertainment had promised. After a considerable wait, the 15,000-strong crowd that had come from as far off as Kalyan, Thane, Govandi and Mankhurd, realised there was no free lunch and started pelting stones at City Centre, leading to a pandemonium and a traffic snarl on Palm Beach Road. Everyone knew who was responsible for this incident. While the police department tried to control the situation by lathi charge and even arrested few of them, it still seems to be apprehensive in catching the actual criminals who came up with this devious plan. The police is still giving the ruse of investigation and the statement of Navi Mumbai DCP indicate that there is still time for the arrest. Despite having all the facts what is the reason that the Navi Mumbai Police is reluctant to arrest the ones actually responsible for this. Reliable sources inform that the Navi Mumbai police is working under political pressure and is trying to defend Mullah.com’s Director and Aaron Entertainment’s secretary in the matter and the mall owners who allowed this cheap publicity stunt in their mall. NMTV news had even spoken with the Director of Mullah.com and Aaron Entertainment who stated that they would continue their methods of advertisement but the police still seems to not do anything. It is really unfortunate that an incident that played with the emotions of the poor and threatened the law and order of the city is being taken so lightly – as despite nearly a month the Navi Mumbai Police has not arrested the people responsible for this. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Sudhir Sharma for NMTV News.
December 28, 2016