Palghar: Maharashtra Police will drop the charges against the two girls, who were detained for a Facebook post, questioning about Mumbai bandh after Bal Thackeray's death, according to sources.
As per reports, chargesheet will not be filed and police will file a closure report.
Shaheen Dhadha, resident of Palghar posted a comment on a Facebook page, asking about the shutdown in Mumbai post Thackeray's death. Her friend Renu Srinivasan liked the comment and both the 21-year-old girls landed in legal trouble.
The two girls were arrested on November 19 after Shiv Sena president for Palghar city, Bhushan Sankhe, registered a case against them. But were granted bail on a bond of Rs 15,000 each.
Later, a mob of irked Shiv Sainiks allegedly vandalised a hospital owned by Shaheen's uncle Dr Abdul Dhadha in Palghar.
The Bombay High Court transferred the magistrate, who sent Shaheen and Renu to judicial custody. Thane rural SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and senior police inspector in Palghar, Shreekant Pingle, were suspended and a departmental enquiry ordered against them for applying wrong charges against the two girls.
Additional SP Sangram Nishandar was warned in writing and reprimanded for dereliction of duty.