Mumbai: Four persons, two of them facing rioting cases, were detained on Monday when they along with a group of people went to police to seek permission for holding a protest against the CAA-NRC-NPR in Deonar, officials said.
Two of them, identified only as Avinash and Babloo, were immediately released by the Deonar police, they said. The other two, Baben Sopan Thoke (27) and Sharon Deepak Laljhare (18), face charges of rioting and manhandling on-duty police personnel, the officials said.
On Saturday, an FIR was registered against Thoke and Laljhare after they gathered in the evening along with other protesters at Balasaheb Thackeray Garden in Deonar without permission, and later damaged vehicles and also manhandled on-duty policemen, the officials said.
Nikesh Mayur, one of the persons who was part of the group on Monday, said, “We went with proper documents to take permission but cops started detaining us. Mayur denied police claim of protesters damaging vehicles and manhandling police personnel in Deonar on Saturday.