AMRAVATI: The Amravati police on Thursday granted permission to Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’, the chief of the Uttar Pradesh-based Bhim Army, to hold a public meeting in the city on January 4. The event, to be held in the city’s Science Core grounds, will be the Bhim Army’s chief’s first public address in Maharashtra following cancellations of his public addresses in Mumbai, Pune and Latur. Azad’s previous engagements were quashed owing to heightened security before the 201st anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district.
Anxious to preclude any law and order incident that may arise due to Azad’s addresses, the State Home department and the police had cancelled his meetings in Mumbai on December 28, in Pune on December 30 and in Latur on January 2. –