Thane: Police on Tuesday dropped all charges against two girls from Palghar whose arrest over a Facebook post criticising shutdown in Mumbai during Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral in November had sparked an uproar.
A closure report was filed before a court in Palghar town in Thane district, dropping all charges against the girls, a senior police officer said. In her Facebook post, one of the girls had lamented the November 18 shutdown due to Thackeray's funeral while the other had 'liked' the post.
Both were arrested by the police on November 19 on a complaint lodged by a local Sena leader. They were produced before a court in Palghar, which granted them bail. They were booked under IPC Sections 295 (A) deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 505(2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) and also IT Act.
A closure report is usually filed in the court when investigators conclude that no case is made out against the accused....more
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