The action followed a report of inspector general of police who conducted a probe. The affidavit, filed by Ruparao Deshmukh, joint secretary (home), also says that as per the IGP, Sengaonkar (an IPS officer of 2001 batch) had taken the decision on the arrest, and 'shifting the blame on junior officers was incorrect and unacceptable'.
A "letter of displeasure" was also issued to additional superintendent of police Thane (rural) by the additional chief secretary for not giving details and failure to prevent falsification of records.
The affidavit claims that action against the two officers was "prompt, diligent and effective". Petitioner Ketan Tirodkar's grouse is that though the IGP submitted a report, no action was taken.
The two girls were arrested following a complaint filed by a local Shiv Sena leader. While one of the girls had posted a comment on Facebook against the bandh, the other had 'liked' the comment.
They were later released on bail. Following a public outcry, the government said it would ask the police to withdraw the case against them.
The division bench of Justice PV Hardas and Justice AM Thipsay has now given the petitioner two weeks to file a rejoinder.