Thackeray FB row: Shiv Sena shows power, shuts Palghar

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Mumbai, Nov 28: Shiv Sena has proved that it has not lost its bite even after its supremo Bal Thackeray's demise. The party now showed its power while observing bandh in Palghar, Maharashtra on Wednesday, Nov 28.

Sena called for a complete shutdown in Palghar protesting against Maharashtra government's decision of suspending two police officials who had arrested two girls over their infamous post on Facebook.

Sukhwinder Singh, inspector general (Konkan range), had termed the arrest of the two girls as an irrelevant act of haste. Later, SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and senior police inspector Shrikant Pingle were suspended and a departmental inquiry was ordered against them.

Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil assured that the departmental inquiry would be completed in the shortest possible time. Patil said Additional SP Sangram Nishandar has been "warned in writing and reprimanded" for dereliction of duty.

"Wrong sections were applied against the girls. There was no need to take hasty action (against the girls)," Patil said, adding senior officers will probe what charges can be dropped.

Earlier, the Bombay High Court transferred judicial magistrate RG Bagade who first remanded Shaheen Dhada and Renu Srinivasan in custody and granted bail to them.

The two girls were arrested after the former posted a Facebook status lamenting the Nov 18 shutdown and the latter "liked" it. Both girls hail from Palghar.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

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