NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the allegations made by former Police officer Sachin Vaze against former Home Minister late RR Patil are baseless and the former is mentally disturbed. According to him the allegations should not be taken seriously. A suspended officer like Vaze should have refrained from passing comments against RR Patil who always maintained a clean image.
“These allegations are indeed objectionable. As per Indian tradition it’s unethical to pass comments against a deceased person. RR Patil had worked for the welfare of Police force during his reign as a Home Minister. There was a massive recruitment of 64,000 police personnel and there was no allegation of corruption activities” said Nawab Malik.
Many youth hailing from the poor family background were recruited. Patil had taken an initiative to recruit women in the police force. Today Maharashtra has more female police officers as compared to other states in the country. Patil had withdrawn the security provided to bungalows of Congress and NCP leaders for relieving the burden of overworked policemen. He also had announced that the state government will bear the medical expenses of those policemen who meet with accidents while discharging their duties.
Patil had started welfare schemes for the police personnel and their families. He had announced housing schemes for retired police officials. He had undertaken several initiatives to boost the morale of police force. Patil also had taken steps to urge filmmakers to stop portraying policemen in poor light.
Mumbai Police encounter specialist Sachin Vaze was dismissed in connection with the custodial killing of Sayed Khwaja Yunus.