How Salsette was saved

I have been a trustee of the Salsette Parsi Association (SPA) since 1999 and on July 2, 2023 was appointed its chairman, being the senior most trustee. This brought to mind my long association with the area. When I was assistant commissioner of police, Jogeshwari division, in 1992-93, I was approached by the late Jal Contractor, retired deputy commissioner of police, to help clear the Salsette jungle which had been taken over by rogues, bootleggers and gangsters. These elements had occupied the dakhma in Salsette which was no longer in use and were conducting an illegal liquor business from there.   Archival......

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