RTI Reveals MCA is Yet to Pay Staggering INR 21.34 Crore to Mumbai Police
In what could be termed as a shocker, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has utterly failed to shell out the staggering amount of INR 21.34 crore to Mumbai police for the security apparatus provided during the domestic profession Twenty20 league – Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here, it becomes essential to explain that the aforementioned amount includes the whopping interest on INR 5.61 core until the eleventh edition of the IPL when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lifted the title.
Surprisingly, the country’s one of the premium cricketing association hasn’t been able to clear the fee for seven IPL seasons. This has been revealed after the Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgani, has sought an answer from the police.
Besides, while replying to his query, Mumbai police revealed they hadn’t received the amount from the MCA.
Notably, the Assistant Commissioner of Police – Dilip Thorat has responded to Galgali’s file. The activist revealed the dues include the Twenty20 World Cup too apart from Women’s World Cup fixtures.
Pending dues pile up as MCA failed to pay Mumbai Indians:
Furthermore, the outstanding amount for the providing of security is roughly INR 1.48 crore. However, Gagali maintained police is yet to prepare the bills for the recently-held IPL. He revealed the state government is yet to give the nod for the same.
“Assistant Commissioner of Police (coordination) Dilip Thorat has replied under the RTI Act. The outstanding amount includes fees for providing security for ODIs, T-20 World Cup, Tests and Women’s World Cup matches. All of which are pending and the amount keeps piling up,” Galgali told IANS.
Galgali on outstanding amount:
Pertinently, to maintain law and order, Mumbai police have worked untiringly. They have provided an adequate security during the cash-rich IPL. Interestingly, despite the expiry of the order from Home Ministry on March 31, 2019, Mumbai Police have provided security. Eventually, it extended to the venues and distinct teams in the city.
“It is obligatory on the part of the MCA to immediately clear the dues of the police department. [For] the prompt help the police provides by way of security and smooth conduct of the IPL. Even the police officers concerned must ensure that the bills are cleared within a reasonable period. [Or] after the IPL is over,” Galgali inferred.
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