FIR against Sena leaders for noise pollution
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Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 18:46
  
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.

PTI


First Published: Friday, October 07, 2011, 18:46


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