Mumbai: Maharashtra government has informed
Bombay High Court that it has initiated criminal prosecution
against two activists, including a retired high court judge,
protesting against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power plant
for violating restrain orders.
The high court is hearing a petition filed by the retired
judge B G Kolse Patil and social activist Vaishali Patil
challenging the restrain order passed against them from
entering Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district.
An affidavit was filed by Suvarna Patki, police inspector
from Ratnagiri, which stated that criminal prosecution was
initiated against Kolse Patil and Vaishali Patil as they
"wilfully breached an order passed by the District Magistrate
The DM passed several orders between November 28, 2010
and November 30, 2010 and between December 3, 2010 and
December 5, 2010 under section 144 of the criminal procedure
code restraining the duo from entering Ratnagiri district.
The affidavit further stated that they even encouraged
the agitators to attack the police personnel. "Mob became
violent and assaulted the police personnel with sticks,
knives, stones and caused grievous injuries to police
personnel and caused damage to public properties worth Rs 1
lakh," it said.
The high court has scheduled the matter for hearing