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Thane: BJP MLA among 200 booked for rioting, threatening journo over CM's photo

After Police Registered An Offence Against The MLA Narendra Mehta, Journalists From Bhayander Who Had Staged A Sit-in In Front Of The Police Station Since Monday Called Off Their Protest.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Feb 2017, 05:23:23 PM
Two woman constables of the Maharashtra Police stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Bhandup. (Representational Image- Getty Images)


More than 200 people including Bhayander BJP MLA Narendra Mehta have been booked for rioting in Thane on February 24, police said on Tuesday. 

Thane district rural police booked all of them on Monday under sections 143, 147, 149, 452, 504, 506 and 427 of the IPC and also under sections 37(1)/135 of the BP Act following a complaint in this regard. 

After police registered an offence against the MLA, journalists from Bhayander who had staged a sit-in in front of the police station since Monday called off their protest. 

The journalists had undertaken the protest after Mehta and irked BJP activists, took objection to a picture of state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in a publication and allegedly threatened scribe Vasant Mane. 

Mehta along with his men had held a dharna at the Bhayander police station on the night of February 24 and later took a morcha to Mane's house where the legislator allegedly abused and threatened him and his wife. 

Mane's house was ransacked too following which a complaint in this regard by filed by the local journalists association, demanding strong action against the culprits.

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First Published : 28 Feb 2017, 05:16:00 PM

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