Mumbai limps back to normalcy
A day after the arrest and release of MNS chief Raj Thackeray on charges of promoting enmity among groups and inciting violence, the city is limping back to normalcy.
"There has been no untoward incident in Mumbai since yesterday and more than 140 people have been taken into custody here," police sources said.
Among those held include those arrested for violence, unlawful assembly and also those taken into preventive arrest, the police said.
Police Commissioner has also appealed to the people through SMS asking them, "not to believe in rumours and sensational news by certain agency."
"By and large city is peaceful and heavy police 'bandobust' is in place," he said. Maharashtra Government on Wednesday arrested MNS chief Raj Thackeray, whose comments against north Indians had sparked off violence in the financial capital as well as Nasik and Pune since the last ten days.
Shortly after 4 pm on Wednesday, the 39-year old chief of the MNS was taken to suburban Vikhroli court from his central Mumbai residence and was granted bail.
Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi, who was involved in a war of words with Raj over the latter's statements against actor Amitabh Bachchan, was also arrested and taken to Bhoiwada court and granted bail.
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- Earlier this month, CBI in the first charge-sheet in the case had named BSF Commandant Satish Kumar and Murshidabad-based businessman Enamul Haque along with five others for their alleged involvement in cattle smuggling across the India-Bangladesh border.
- The bench, also comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat apart from Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde were of the view that magistrates should play a more “intrusive” role in investigation.
- Police said the accused and the victim were in a relationship for a year, but of late she had been avoiding him.
- The national carrier at present is operating only special passenger trains since the curbs on lockdown were eased. Regular passenger trains have been suspended since March 25, 2020.
- Both the casualties took place due to IED blasts.
- The BJP unit has also been at loggerheads with the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) dispensation with its chief Earnest Mawrie accusing it of anomalies in governance.
- Shahjahanpur’s superintendent of police S Anand, SP, denied reports that the girl was burnt after a failed rape attempt
- An expert team is trying to drain out the lake to prevent another tragedy like the Chamoli flash flood.
- The tribal fair draws devotees not only from Telangana, but also from other states like Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
- The notice released by the state government stated “All passengers coming to West Bengal from the aforementioned 4 states shall mandatorily carry a covid negative RT-PCR report for such test conducted within 72 hours of flight departure.”
- The police said they were ascertaining the identities and affiliation of the two terrorists.