State directs police not to grant permission to use of loudspeakers in silence zone
DNA CORRESPONDENT | Fri, 23 Jun 2017-07:05am , DNAActivist Sumaira Abdulali had filed the contempt petition against the officers for allowing the use of loudspeakers inside the Mahim police station, a silence zone, last year, during the annual Mahim fair
The Bombay High Court on Thursday disposed the contempt petition filed against policemen of Mahim police station after the state government informed the government that it has issued directions to all police stations not to issue license for use of loudspeakers in silence zones.
A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Vibha Kankanwadi said, "The direction issued by the home department is applicable to police stations across the state and hence we take a lenient view."
The court was also informed that a warning note has been issued to Shilvan Dhovale, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Mahim Division), and senior police inspector Milind Idekar, for wrongly issuing permission to use loudspeakers inside the compound of Mahim Police station.
Activist Sumaira Abdulali had filed the contempt petition against the officers for allowing the use of loudspeakers inside the Mahim police station, a silence zone, last year, during the annual Mahim fair.
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