Thane: The Supreme Court on Wednesday has ordered to the Maharashtra police to keep arrested human rights activist Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves and other three activists confined to their own house till September 6 and not to take them to jail. Arun Ferreira (advocate) came to his Thane resident on Thursday morning. He is confined to his own house of Sharon Co-operative housing society situated at Charai, Thane.
According to the Pune police, “We formed a 11 police personnel who left from Pune at night to get them back on our police vehicle. We reached Thane on Thursday at 6 am. The five police constable are out side his flat. The local Noupada police have despatched 10 to 15 personnel ( in civil and uniforms) to keep a vigil below his apartment. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator, Awhad reached at Ferreira’s residence to extend sympathy.
Awhad had to wait for 10 minutes, since the Ferreiras did not respond to the door bell. Later, Ferreira opened the door and had a near 10-minute meeting. Awhad told the media he informed Ferreira that NCP will stand by the activists arrested. Sharon co-operative housing society is a ground plus seven storied building housing 14 flats. Arun Ferreira lives with his wife son and mother. “Ferreira’s family members can go outside, but Arun cannot . The building neighbours are not allowed to meet him and if they have to, they will have to take police permission. Arun Ferreira is using a cell phone, but it will have on mobile tracking,” said a police officer from Pune.”