Sena calls for bandh against suspension of policemen

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 03:35 hrs

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has called for a bandh in Palghar district today as a protest against the suspension of two policemen for arresting the two young women involved in the Facebook comment case.

Two police officers, including the police chief of Thane (Rural), were on Tuesday suspended for the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post criticising the shutdown of Mumbai for Bal Thackeray's funeral, while the judicial magistrate who remanded them in custody was shunted out.

SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and senior police inspector Shrikant Pingle have been suspended and a departmental inquiry ordered against them, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil told reporters.

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