Cases against Aarey activists will be withdrawn: Maharashtra CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that the cases registered against green activists who tried to stop felling of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony will be withdrawn.
The Chief Minister reiterated that he was not stopping any metro project in Mumbai. After taking charge as the Chief Minister on November 29, Mr Thackeray had announced stay on construction of the metro car shed project in the colony, a prime green lung of the city. The Police had booked at least 38 protesters for deterring public servants from discharging their duties. Of them, 29 protesters, including six women, were arrested. A sessions court had on October 6 granted conditional bail to 29 protesters.