Two months after the Bombay high court quashed the Ratnagiri district magistrate's order restraining social activist Vaishali Patil from entering the district, the Nate police station last week issued a fresh restraining order against her. The new order, issued under section 56 (1) and section 58 of the Bombay Police Act, 1951, restrains the activist from entering Ratnagiri district for two years.
Earlier, restraining orders were issued against Patil and retired high court judges PB Sawant and BG Kolse-Patil in the wake of protests against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in October 2010.
The latest restraining order states that three previous criminal cases of creating disturbance, violating a restraining order and a non-cognisable offence are still pending against Patil. "These acts led to a law and order situation in the region and the same can happen in future, hence, we are issuing this restraining order."