Mumbai: An FIR was on Friday lodged against
organisers of Shiv Sena`s Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park here
for alleged violation of noise pollution norms.
"An FIR was registered against former Sena MLC Anil
Parab, party`s Dadar area branch head Milind Vaidya and party
secretary Divakar Borkar, who organised the rally, for
violation of noise pollution norms," Shivaji Park police
station inspector Shirish Gaikwad said.
Police had denied permission for the rally, which Shiv
Sena has been holding for the last 40 years, as Shivaji Park
in Dadar was declared a `Silence Zone` by the Bombay High
Court last year.
Following the denial, Parab had approached the High Court
which allowed the Sena to hold the event but directed it to
abide by the noise pollution norms, which prescribe maximum
noise level of 50 decibels in silence zones.
"When we measured the noise level, it was found that it
crossed 50 decibels a number of time between 1845-2110 hours
during the rally yesterday...we registered a case against
Parab, Vaidya and Borkar," Gaikwad said.
Meanwhile, some police officials said the noise level at
times reached up to 80 decibels during the rally.
During speeches of Sena chief Bal Thackeray and his son
Uddhav in the rally, the sound levels ranged between 57 and 77
decibels, they said.