(Mumbai) Thackeray Withdraws Cases Against Aarey Society Activists
Cases registered against green activists who tried to stop felling of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony will be withdrawn, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday night.
Cases were registered after clashes broke out between the police and green activists opposing axing of trees by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) in Aarey Colony early October for construction of a metro car shed for the Metro-3 line.
The CM reiterated that he was not stopping any metro project in Mumbai.
Police had booked at least 38 protesters under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty) and 143 (unlawful assembly).
Of them, 29 protesters, including six women, were arrested when some of them allegedly tried to obstruct the police personnel at Aarey from discharging their duty and manhandling them.
A sessions court had on October 6 granted conditional bail to 29 protesters.
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(New Delhi)Modi Congratulated 18th CM of Maharashtra Udhav Thackeray
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Uddhav Thackeray on taking oath as Maharashtra chief minister, saying he is confident that the Shiv Sena chief will work diligently for the bright future of the state.
Thackeray took over as chief minister over a month after results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections were declared on October 24.
“Congratulations to Uddhav Thackeray Ji on taking oath as the CM of Maharashtra. I am confident he will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra,” Modi tweeted.