Mumbai cops arrest girl for criticising shutdown after Bal Thackeray's death on FB

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 10:30 hrs

Mumbai police has reportedly arrested a 21-year-old girl for criticizing the total shutdown in the city for Bal Thackeray's funeral on Facebook.

According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, the police also arrested a girl who 'liked' the comment on the social networking site.

The report said that the duo were booked under Section 295 (a) of the IPC (for hurting religious sentiments) and Section 64 (a) of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Though the girl withdrew her comment and apologised, a mob of some 2,000 Shiv Sena workers attacked and ransacked her uncle's orthopaedic clinic at Palghar, the report added. (ANI)

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