The Shivaji Park police registered a case against Yuva Sena treasurer Ajay Arun Ghole on Sunday for playing music above permissible limits at an event organised by Sena’s youth wing at Shivaji Park on Saturday.
Ghole has been booked under relevant sections of the Bombay police act, Noise Pollution Control and Regulation Rules and the Environment (Protection) Act.
According to the police, the Yuva Sena had organised a competition at MB Raut and NC Kelkar Marg junction on Saturday at around 11pm. They had not sought the requisite permissions to organise the event, the police said. Percussionist Sivamani had performed there and was seen playing drums along with some other instruments.
Yuva Sena spokesperson Rahul Narvekar said that they had not received any official communication from the police and maintained that the party had not done anything wrong.
“We had all the necessary permissions for the programme and the police had provided the necessary bandobast,” said Narvekar. “We have not exceeded any prescribed decibel levels. The programme was not held inside the grounds, but outside it, so the question of violation does not arise.”