Day after migrants' protest in Mumbai's Bandra, police files FIR against TV journalist for report on resumption of Jan Sadharan special trains

In a recent news report, the journalist had said that Jan Sadharan special trains would resume for people stranded due to the lockdown, said a police official

Press Trust of India April 15, 2020 16:55:28 IST
Day after migrants' protest in Mumbai's Bandra, police files FIR against TV journalist for report on resumption of Jan Sadharan special trains

Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against a television journalist over his report that trains would restart, which may have prompted gathering of migrants in suburban Bandra on Tuesday, a police official said.

Day after migrants protest in Mumbais Bandra police files FIR against TV journalist for report on resumption of Jan Sadharan special trains

Migrant workers gathered at Bandra. even as the lockdown was extended. Image credits: News18

The accused, Rahul Kulkarni, based in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, has been detained and police are in the process of bringing him to Mumbai, he said. In a recent news report, Kulkarni said Jan Sadharan special trains would resume for people stranded due to the lockdown, he said.

He has been booked under IPC Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant and 269, 270 (negligent, malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 117 (abetting commission of offence by public), the official said.

More than 1,000 migrant workers, most of them from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, gathered near Bandra railway station here on Tuesday afternoon. They were demanding that the state government make transport arrangements so that they can go back to their native towns and villages.

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