Mumbai bandh: Sena, BJP fined Rs 40 lakh
Mumbai, July 23
Giving its judgement on a public interest petition filed by prominent citizens of Mumbai, Acting Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Mr Justice S.U. Kamdar of the court ruled that the fine would go into a special fund to improve public amenities in the city.
The Maharashtra Government also assured the court that several measures would be taken to prevent the loss or damage to life and property during bandhs.
Maharashtra’s Advocate-General Vijay Thorat in his affidavit submitted that any party, organisation, group or individual calling for a bandh would be served with a notice under Section 149, CrPC, which would state the illegality of bandh.
According to the affidavit, the notice will also state that the person or organisation calling for a bandh will be liable for legal action for any loss of life, injury or damage to property. The Maharashtra Government also submitted that preventive action would be taken against a group or individual under various sections of the CrPC and the Bombay Police Act.