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Rane admits distribution of money to wrong persons

Written by: Staff
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Mumbai, Mar 23 (UNI) Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane today admitted that the government had inadvertently distributed assistance even to those persons who were not flood victims.

Replying to the budgetary demands on revenue department, Mr Rane said that while the government was distributing assistance to the flood-affected victims in Mumbai, some persons who were not actually the victims had been given the assistance in presence of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh an inquiry is on in this matter,'' he added.

Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil, replying to the discussion on home department, said that the policemen will henceforth use the rubber bullets and colour-spreading bombs to quell the rioting mob.

The bomb, once busted, will spread the colour which will help the police in identifying the rioter.

The condition in overcrowded jail needs to be improved, he stressed.

He admitted that a mobile phone was found with a jail inmate at Arthur Road Jail. Over 11,000 persons would be appointed in police department, Mr Patil said.

He said in action against the child labour, the task force had rescued 1,300 children so far and 181 industrialists had been arrested. ''19,000 children had been sent back by the industrialists to their respective states,'' he added.

When BJP leader Nitin Gadkari demanded that the government should either make a law regarding the continuation of the Cotton Monopoly Scheme or announce that the scheme has been scrapped, Mr Patil said that an action would be taken on this suggestion.

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