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Mumbai arrests: Two cops suspended, magistrate shifted

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Two police officers, including the Thane (Rural) police chief, were on Tuesday suspended for the arrest of two girls over a post criticising the near-total Mumbai shutdown following the death of supremo , while the judicial magistrate who remanded them to custody was shunted out.

, superintendent of police, and senior police inspector, , have been suspended and a departmental inquiry ordered against them, Maharashtra Home Minister told reporters.

He assured the departmental inquiry would be completed in the shortest possible time. Patil said Sangram Nishandar, additional SP, has been “warned in writing and reprimanded” for dereliction of duty.

“Wrong sections were applied against the girls. There was no need to take hasty action (against the girls),” Patil said, adding senior officers will probe what charges can be dropped.

Earlier, the Bombay High Court transferred judicial magistrate R G Bagade, who first remanded and in custody and granted bail to them.

The two were arrested last Monday after the former posted a Facebook status regretting the November 18 shutdown and the latter "liked" it.

Though Dhada had not named Thackeray, a local Sena leader complained against the girls and police arrested the two girls on November 19, sparking an outrage. A hospital owned by Dhada's uncle was also vandalised despite the girl apologising for her post.

The arrest had set off a debate with some legal experts maintaining that instead of remanding and then enlarging the girls on bail, Bagade should have discharged them from the case as they had been booked under wrong sections.

Bagade's transfer order issued yesterday by the Registrar of the Bombay High Court said, “JMFC at Palghar R G Bagade is hereby transferred in the same position to Jalgaon with immediate effect.”

Patil said SP Shengaokar was placed under suspension for disobeying his superiors, who had advised against arresting the girls. Inspector Pingle invited action for charging them under wrong sections and preparing faulty records, he said.

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