Vinay Dubey (seen in the middle wearing a blue t-shirt) was arrested in connection with the gathering at Bandra on 14th April.
Vinay Dubey (seen in the middle wearing a blue t-shirt) was arrested in connection with the gathering at Bandra on 14th April.
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Vinay Dubey who rose to infamy after being linked to the 1000-strong gathering in Mumbai's Bandra that took place earlier in April has been granted bail.

As per an ANI update, Dubey was granted bail by a Bandra Court on a personal bond of Rs. 15,000.

For the uninitiated, Dubey had been arrested in connection with the gathering at Bandra on 14th April.

First detained by Navi Mumbai Police in Airoli after threatening a huge protest by migrant labourers in Kurla, Mumbai on 18th April, he was later handed over to the Mumbai police before being brought to the Bandra Station. Soon after he was arrested and sent to police custody till 21 April

The self-proclaimed entrepreneur and social worker had been arrested under sections 117, 153 A, 188, 269, 270, 505 (2) of the IPC and Section 3 of The Epidemic Diseases Act.

As mentioned earlier, he had been detained by the police over messages on his social media accounts which may have contributed to the gathering of a large number of migrant workers in suburban Bandra on April 14th afternoon.

Dubey had posted several controversial updates on various social media platforms in the days leading up to his arrest.

In a YouTube video he had threatened to undertake a foot march towards North India if train services weren’t resumed. He was arrested after this video went viral.

On April 13, Dubey put out a Facebook post where he warned of consequences if the Central and state governments did not resume train services to let migrant workers go back home. He had shared other posts where he claimed that he had arranged 40 buses for stranded migrant workers stuck in Maharashtra, so that they could be taken back homes.

A day earlier, Dubey shared a video where he was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s implementation of the lockdown, stating that it had been executed without any planning or keeping the poor in mind.

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