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Bal Thackeray Facebook post: DGP hints at dropping charges against Palghar girls

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Nov 29, 2012 at 12:16pm IST

Mumbai: The DGP has hinted at dropping charges against the two Palghar girls who were arrested and released over a Facebook post on late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The DGP has said that the police will file a closure report if the Facebook post didn't warrant penal provisions. A report submitted by the IG of Konkan said the charges against the girls were unjustified.

The Shiv Sena had called for a bandh in Palghar on Wednesday to protest against the action on the policemen in the Facebook arrest case. The Thane Superintendent of Police and Palghar police station Sub-Inspector were suspended on Tuesday for disobeying the orders of superiors while arresting two girls for a Facebook post on Sena chief Bal Thackeray.

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The girls were arrested on the November 19 and released only after paying Rs 15,000 bonds each. But the charges against them have still not been dropped. This decision of the state government came a day after the Bombay High Court transferred the judicial magistrate who had sent the girls to judicial custody.

Bal Thackeray FB post: DGP hints at dropping charges

The DGP has said that the police will file a closure report if the Facebook post didn't warrant penal provisions.

The Palghar Bar Association had opposed the transfer calling it unjustified has decided to go on strike. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said that the police officials were suspended for disobeying the orders of the IG of Konkan zone.

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