Seven trucks with debris apprehended at UoP campus

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

While speaking with Sakal Times, Suresh Bhosale said, “We spotted these trucks while patrolling the campus in the afternoon. At first, we thought that these might be trucks carrying material for the construction work being carried out in various departments."

PUNE: The patrolling team of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SSPU) has apprehended seven trucks carrying the construction debris from the nearby construction sites. The trucks had entered the university campus to unload the construction debris without knowledge of the university authorities.

While speaking with Sakal Times, head of the security at the campus Suresh Bhosale (retd ACP, Pune Crime), said, “We spotted these trucks while patrolling the campus in the afternoon. At first, we thought that these might be trucks carrying material for the construction work being carried out in various departments. We investigated with the departments where the construction work is going on, but then we got to know that no department has given an order for the construction material and that too such a huge amount. We also enquired with the Estate Department about the trucks carrying the debris. But they also told us that no such order was placed by them or any other department,” Bhosale informed.

Estate Department is the key point wherein the permission, quotations for the construction work is taken or given if there is any construction work to be done in the campus by the departments or in residential quarters. 

“Then we enquired with the truck drivers about it. They too were unaware of the information as they were doing the work they were assigned to. The truck drivers were told to unload the debris in the sprawling 430-acre campus,” Bhosale added. 

Thus, we apprehended the trucks and will not release them until and unless we come to know about the owner of the trucks and purpose behind it. We are further investigating the matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, sources in the university said that a permanent employee of the university has been involved in this illegal unloading of construction debris in the campus.

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