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Updated on Jul 20, 2015 03:39 PM IST
The police will hold regular meetings with members of the Dahisar society, who are at loggerheads with each other after a Maharashtrian family complained of harassment by some neighbours over eating non-vegetarian food.
Govind Chavan at his Dahisar residence, in Mumbai. (Pratham Gokhale/HT photo)
Govind Chavan at his Dahisar residence, in Mumbai. (Pratham Gokhale/HT photo)
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

The police will hold regular meetings with members of the Dahisar society, who are at loggerheads with each other after a Maharashtrian family complained of harassment by some neighbours over eating non-vegetarian food.

The police have decided to meet society members as a preventive measure with the festival season coming up next month.

On Thursday, theatre producer Govind Chawan’s wife Anita and daughter Supriya informed the police that a group of people from their society was trying to barge into their house. The group then smashed eggs on their door and splashed water too, they said.

After the dispute took on a more serious shape, the MHB Colony police deployed bandobast in the area in order to prevent any law and order situation.

Later, the police arrested six people, including five women, for rioting and assault.

“We generally take regular meetings in societies in our area. But, after this incident, we will be taking meetings of members of the Dahisar society. Members of the society will also be warned against taking the law into their hands,” said senior inspector Subhash Chawan of MHB Colony police station.

The officer said currently the situation is completely under control and policemen are still deployed in the area.

Apart from the six arrested people, the police have booked around 15-20 more people in the case. The process of identifying them is underway.

No fresh arrests have been made in the case, another officer said.

The arrested group was released on bail by the court. Earlier, Chawan had said the society members had been harassing his family for several months. The MHB Colony police have registered an NC against the Chawans too, following the society members’ allegations that the family threw water out of the window.

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