FaceBook arrests – Thank You Maharashtra Government!

The Maharashtra Government has done right by suspending senior police officers and the Bombay High Court by transferring a First Class Judicial Magistrate for the illegal arrest of two young girls who had posted a comment on Facebook on the shutdown of Bombay (Mumbai) on the aftermath of the death of the Hindu Right Wing Leader of the Shiv Sena. Please continue the good work of protecting the civil and human rights of citizens of the world’s largest democracy…

Kindly prosecute the Shiv Sena office bearer who lodged the malicious complaint against the two girls and those that vandalised the office of the uncle of one of the girls.



Nearly a week after two Palghar girls were arrested for an innocuous facebook post, the govt is suspending the superintendent of police (Thane rural) Ravindra Sengaonkar

MUMBAI: Nearly a week after two Palghar girlswere unnecessarily summoned to the police station and arrested for an innocuous Facebookpost, the government is suspending the superintendent of police (Thane rural) Ravindra Sengaonkar. In a separate development, the Bombay high court on Monday transferred Ramchandra Bagade, the first-class judicial magistrate at Palghar who had given the girls bail of Rs 15,000 each.

Government officials said Palghar senior police inspector Shrikant Pingle would also be suspended and additional superintendent of police (Thane rural) Sangram Nishandar would escape with a strong warning. The action against the cops comes after a sustained campaign in TOI against the arrests ofShaheen Dhada and Rinu Shrinivasan, both 21. Sources said this is the biggest action against high-ranking police officers in Maharashtra in the recent past.

The counsel for the Palghar girls Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan has demanded that the police book the Shiv Sena office-bearer, who had filed a complaint against the duo over an innocuous internet post, exposing his malicious intention. Dhada and Srinivasan were arrested and later released on bail. Dhada had posted a comment over the complete shutdown in Mumbai in the aftermath of Bal Thackeray’s death while Srinivasan had shared the post on her page. 


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