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Updated on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 10:51 PM IST

Thane: FIR for COVID-19 norms violation at event during Union minister Kapil Patil's 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra'

Minister of State for Panchayat Raj Kapil Patil with BJP MLA Sanjay Mukund Kelkar and BJP MLC Niranjan Davkhare pays floral tribute to Chatrapati Shivaji during the Jan Aashirwad Yatra, in Thane on Monday.  | ANI

Minister of State for Panchayat Raj Kapil Patil with BJP MLA Sanjay Mukund Kelkar and BJP MLC Niranjan Davkhare pays floral tribute to Chatrapati Shivaji during the Jan Aashirwad Yatra, in Thane on Monday. | ANI

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The Thane police have registered five different cases against the organisers, mostly Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and party members who organised events during the 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' of Union Minister Kapil Patil.

According to sources from Thane police the five cases were registered at different police stations including Kopri in Thane East, Manpada in Dombivli, Kolshewadi, Khadakpada and Mahatma Phule in Kalyan.

The police said during Patil's yatra on August 16, hundreds of members of BJP welcomed him at their respective location. Also, members of the Agri and Koli community welcomed the yatra, as Patil would be Union Minister from Thane district almost after 4 decades.

The first case was registered at Kopri police station in Thane against BJP corporator Sanjay Waghule and party members including Vilas Sathe, Manohar Sukdare and Bharat Chavan. "Not only in Thane, but the Yatra noticed a huge crowd in Dombivli and Kalyan, where welcoming stages and event were organised at roads leading with heavy traffic snarls and crowds," said a police officer.

The Manpada police in Dombivli have registered a case against five people - ex-corporator Moreshwar Bhoir, Nandakishore Parab, Shashikant Kamble. Similarly a case was registered at Kolshewadi police station and Khadakpada police station. The Mahatma Phule police have registered a case against Arjun Mhatre and seven others.

The cases at various police stations were registered under section 188, 269 and 270 of the Indian penal code and section of the epidemic act.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 10:51 PM IST
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