Mumbai May 10: A Mumbai Police Constable named Dnyaneshwar Ahirrao in a letter to Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has pleaded to be allowed to "beg" in uniform for his survival. After not getting the salary for the last two months, he stated in his letter that he is unable to take care of his ailing wife and is suffering from financial burden. Ahirrao went on leave between March 22 to March 25, 2018, however, after his holiday ended he was unable to resume work since his wife suffered a fracture in her leg. Hence, he extended his leave for five more days.
Currently posted with the security team at Matoshree, Uddhav Thackeray's residence in Bandra, Ahirrao mentioned in the letter that he informed about the emergency leave to his unit-in charge over the phone. Following his wife's treatment, he resumed back to his work on March 28. However, he stopped getting his salary.
The letter further reveals that constable Ahirrao is unable to meet the financial expenses of his family due to the non payment of his salary. Besides that, he also has to pay the monthly EMI to the bank. Broken and in despair, he has written, "Since my salary has been stopped, I am unable to meet the family expenses. So I want permission to beg in uniform," reported by NDTV.
Over the letter, Vasant Jadhav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Local Arms Unit, said, "The matter comes under the administration department. I can not comment on it," as quoted in the report.