Bandh turns violent in Maharashtra

Posted By: Devaki
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Mumbai, Jul 5: Bharat Bandh which turned violent disrupted the normal routines in Mumbai on Monday, Jul 5. Rioters pelted stones at the vehicles in the areas including Worli, Mahim, Vakola and Mulund.

The trains have been overcrowded since taxis and autos are not plying in Mumbai. Road traffic got badly affected in Mumbai and some local trains were blocked in Borivali. Pune-Mumbai train traffic came to stop due to the strike. Several flights also got affected by Bandh. Around 46 departure flights and 40 arrival planes were cancelled.

Police detained more than 1000 people suspected as 'trouble makers' in Mumbai, as a preventive measure to avoid any inauspicious incident in the metropolitan during the nationwide strike on Monday, Jul 5. This include BJP and Shiv Sena activists. 8000 people were held for the same in Maharashtra.

A senior police official informed that around 1000 trouble makers who may indulge in violence were arrested from across the city as preventive measures. Some of them have been produced before respective courts and remanded to police custody on Sunday, Jul 4 while the rest would be produced on Jul 5.

"We have issued notices under Sec 149 of CrPC, which allows police to prevent cognizable offences, to over 2,000 people associated with various political parties who may create trouble...Any person or political party who indulge in any act of violence and arson will be made to pay compensation," the official said.

Sanjeev Dayal, City Police Commissioner said that all security measures have been taken to ensure that no adverse incidents take place. "Anyone who takes law into their hands and attempts to paralyse the city shall be dealt with strictly," he said.

He also requested the citizens to call police in case of violence. He added that more than 40,000 policemen will be on duty to maintain law and order in the city.

He urged citizens to call the police in case of violence. "Our entire 40,000 policemen's force will be on duty to maintain law and order in the city," Dayal said.

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