Mumbai Police

Ex-Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar booked in alleged Covid scam

The Mumbai Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has lodged a case against Mumbai's high-profile former Mayor, Kishori Pednekar of the Shiv Sena (UBT), in an alleged scam involving the purchase of body bags for Covid centres during the pandemic, officials said here on Saturday.

Systemic Fault-lines

Police reforms, that would shield the police force from political interference and invest senior officers with enough control over their subordinates are absolutely necessary. However, politicians, when in power, are averse to any reform in the police. A number of commissions and committees have been set up to review the functioning of the police, but to little avail