Loudspeaker row: Raj Thackeray shares Bal Thackeray video as ‘deadline’ ends; Police books MNS workers

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 (13:31 IST)
Pune: The Maharashtra police were seen in action mode, as they started to book MNS workers as preventive measures to avoid any major untoward incidents in the state following the ultimatum given by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray to remove loudspeakers from Mosques by May 4.

The Pimpri-Chinchwad police have booked many MNS workers who were chanting Hanuman Chalisa near mosques Wednesday morning in Pune and others places in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, the MNS president Raj Thackeray has shared an old video of Late Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb on loudspeakers issue, therefore police started the action against MNS workers.


— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) May 4, 2022

Though, Mumbai police have already served notices to MNS chief Raj Thackeray and case has been registered against him for his inflammatory speech during the public rally in Aurangabad last Sunday.

The police have deployed heavy security in Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Mumbai to maintain law and order situations in state. The heavy security also deployed near the house of Raj Thackeray residence in Mumbai.

According to police, nearly 80 thousands MNS workers in Maharashtra have received notices and many have been booked under different IPC for disturbing law and order in Maharashtra.

The loudspeakers-Hanuman Chalisa controversy has created the tension in state after Raj Thackeray shared the old video of his uncle and late Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray on social media today.

The state home Ministery has already issued order to all police head quarters directing to take strict action against those trying to destabilize peace and harmony in the name of loudspeakers, said a senior police officer of crime branch Pune. (UNI)

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