Twenty-six days after 21-year-old Shaheen Dhada from Palghar was wrongfully arrested for allegedly promoting hatred over a Facebook post, she reactivated her account on the social networking website on Saturday.
Shaheen said all she wanted was to return to ‘normal life’. “I reactivated my account on Saturday. I have even switched my phone back on after keeping if off all these days. I am just looking to get back to normal life,” said Shaheen, a management studies graduate. “Of course, I am going to think twice before posting anything on Facebook now. But, I want to let go off the past and start afresh,” she said.
Sudhir Gupta, counsel for the girls, Shaheen and her friend, Rinu Srinivasan, 20, said the police were yet to file a closure report in the case. The state government, on November 29, announced they would drop the charges against the two girls.
State director general of police, Sanjeev Dayal, said the police would not be filing a charge sheet in the case and would submit a closure report in court. Although experts said a closure report could be filed in a day, the police are yet to file one. Vijaykant Sagar, subdivisional police officer (Boisar), who is handling the case, said, “Our investigation is in progress and the closure report should be filed soon.”