After Thane, section 144 imposed on Mumbai

Amid political crisis in Maharashtra, Mumbai police imposed Section 144 in the city on Saturday.

The Thane District Administration has already imposed Section 144 CrPC in the district and issued an order prohibiting any type of political procession until June 30. Thane is the stronghold of rebel leader Eknath Shinde.

Shinde camped with many other MPs from Maharashtra in Assam.

“Carrying clubs or any type of weapon, burning posters, burning effigies are prohibited,” according to the order issued by the Thane District Collector and District Magistrate. Shouting slogans or playing songs on the loudspeaker are also not allowed.”

The Mumbai Police has already issued a high alert and ordered all police stations to provide security for all political offices in the city. Officer-level police personnel were ordered to visit each political office to ensure their security.

Meanwhile, Shinde today wrote to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the alleged ‘malicious’ security removal of family members of 38 MPs camping with him at a hotel in Guwahati.

In his letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Shinde claimed that the security provided to MPs at their residence as well as their family members as per protocol had been illegally and illegally withdrawn, as an act of revenge.

However, Interior Minister Dilip Walse Patil refuted Shinde’s claim about the withdrawal of security.

“Neither the Chief Minister nor the Home Office has ordered the removal of any MP’s security. The allegations on Twitter are false and completely baseless,” Patil said.

Shinde along with 38 party MPs and nine independent MPs are campaigning at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam from June 22.

(With contributions from the agency)

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