Your Daily Wrap: Activist Teesta Setalvad arrested, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai amid political turmoil; even more
A day after the Supreme Court upheld the clean chit given to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots case, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested activist Teesta Setalvad in Mumbai while in Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) arrested the retired. DGP RB Sreekumar. Hours after the action, Union Home Minister Amit Shah in an interview accused Setalvad of giving baseless information to the police about the 2002 Gujarat riots.
As the political turmoil in Maharashtra refuses to subside, Mumbai Police on Saturday invoked Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code to ban unlawful assembly in the city. Earlier in the day, the National Executive of Shiv Sena, headed by CM Uddhav Thackeray, passed a resolution stating that no one will be allowed to use the name of the party or Balasaheb Thackeray to form a new group. . It came after Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who is leading the rebellion against Uddhav, decided to name his faction ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb’.
Shinde’s rebellion is reminiscent of a similar rebellion in Maharashtra in 1978, the first of its kind in the state’s political history. The rebel group was led by none other than Sharad Pawar, who succeeded in toppling the Vasantdada Patil government – after two separate Congress groups joined hands – and became the youngest chief minister at the age of 38.
Amid the turmoil, a remarkable analogy has been drawn between Uddhav’s Shinde and party founder Bal Thackeray’s strained relationship with Shinde’s mentor Anand Dighe. Just as Uddhav and his son Aaditya Thackeray marginalized Shinde in the Shiv Sena and government affairs despite his unofficial No. 2 position in the party, Bal Thackeray also sidelined Dighe, a strongman of the Thane Sena, to be wary of his rising popularity. sought to.
In Punjab, Karthik Popli, son of corruption-accused IAS officer Sanjay Popli, allegedly committed suicide at his home in Chandigarh. The incident took place in the presence of a team of Punjab Vigilance Bureau, which brought his father to his house during searches on Saturday. Police said that Kartik killed himself on the first floor of his house. However, his family members allege that the state vigilance officers shot Karthik.
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