Vidarbha Cricket Association yet to make payments for the security to the police
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act has revealed that Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) is yet to make payment of dues for security arrangements provided for cricket matches held in Nagpur city over the last couple of years. The city police have informed that it has received Rs 7.99 lakhs and provided around 625 personnel for arrangements between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2011.
The Jamtha stadium is under the jurisdiction of the Nagpur rural police which takes care of all the security arrangements. However, other arrangements of security like the security of players and their to-and-fro journeys between the airport to hotels and the venue are looked after by the city police. There are special arrangements made for the security arrangements for VVIPs and VIPs coming for the matches.
The Nagpur rural police have claimed that VCA is yet to pay their dues to the tune of nearly Rs. 2 crore for which a reminder was issue and a reply is yet to be received. It has been alleged that the records of the accounts and details of the expenses, which now are to be recovered from VCA, have been misplaced.
With many cases of pending recoveries all over the country, the police should devise a system for getting all the money in advance for conducting any such event.