MUMBAI: Two police officers were on Tuesday suspended for the arrest of two girls over a Facebookpost criticising the shutdown for Bal Thackeray's funeral. Also, the Bombay high court transferred judicial magistrate RG Bagade, who remanded Shaheen Dhadaand Renu Srinivasan in custody.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has defended the suspension of two police officers over the arrest of two girls for their posts on Facebook regarding the bandh observed for Bal Thackeray's funeral.
He said Thane SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and Senior inspector Shrikant Pingle had acted against the directions given by their seniors while arresting the girls in Palghar. Maharashtra home minister RR Patil said SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and senior police inspector Shrikant Pingle have been suspended and a departmental inquiry ordered against them. He said 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.
Shiv Sena has called for a bandh in Palghar, in the adjoining Thane district, on Wednesday in protest against the suspension.
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