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Maharashtra: Ex-Mumbai mayor Datta Dalvi arrested for ‘objectionable’ remarks against CM Shinde

Mumbai: On Wednesday morning, Former mayor and Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Datta Dalvi has been arrested by Mumbai Police from his residence. This information has been given by Bhandup Police. The arrest comes after Dalvi used abusive language against Chief Minister Eknath Shinde during a recent Thackeray group meeting in Bhandup.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: On Wednesday morning, Former mayor and Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Datta Dalvi has been arrested by Mumbai Police from his residence. This information has been given by Bhandup Police. The arrest comes after Dalvi used abusive language against Chief Minister Eknath Shinde during a recent Thackeray group meeting in Bhandup.

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According to the information received, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has reached the police station with his workers. Dalvi’s arrest dealt a blow to the Thackeray group, prompting an immediate response from Shiv Sainiks, who gathered outside Bhandup Police Station upon learning of the incident.

A Bhandup police officer said that during investigation, police learned that a meeting was organized by the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) in suburban Bhandup on Sunday, where Dalvi allegedly made some objectionable comments against Shinde. A case has been registered against Dalvi at Bhandup Police Station, Mumbai under sections 153A(1)(a), 153B(1)(b), 153A(1)(C) of IPC.

A case was registered under IPC, 294, 504, and 505 and started further investigation. In the meeting, Dutta Dalvi had used objectionable language against Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. After which, a case was registered against Dutta Dalvi on behalf of the department head of Eknath Shinde group.

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