Kora Kendra Garba: 3 FIRs lodged against event organiser and DJ

Borivli cops have filed cases against Ganesh Naidu and DJ Tejan B Botabra for playing music beyond the permissible noise level

Despite Borivli police registering three First Information Reports (FIRs) against the organiser of the famous Kora Kendra Garba and its Disc Jockey (DJ), the show will go on this evening.

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The FIRs were lodged against Naidu and Botabra on October 15, 17 and 20, as noise levels on these three days was around 100 dB against permissible limit of 55 dB in a residential zone
The FIRs were lodged against Naidu and Botabra on October 15, 17 and 20, as noise levels on these three days was around 100 dB against permissible limit of 55 dB in a residential zone

It has been learnt that three cognisable offences were registered against Ganesh Naidu of the Naidu Charitable Trust and DJ Tejan B Botabra for playing music beyond the permissible decibel limit.

The complaints were registered by the cops on 15, 17 and 20 of this month, under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 290 (punishment for public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for) and 291 (continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000.

They said on these three days, the noise level recorded at the venue was around 100 decibels (dB). As per norms, volume of music or any sound should not surpass 75 dB in industrial zones, 65 dB in shopping zones, 55 dBs in residential zone and 50 dB or less in silent zones.

The cops, however, said that despite registering offences against Naidu, they would allow his trust officials to hold the event on Dussehra today. Commenting on the issue, Senior Inspector Gunaji Sawant said, “Though we have booked the duo, their acquaintances are now organising tomorrow’s (Thursday) event.

If they flout the norms, action will be initiated against them as well. Currently, we are collecting evidence to nail the accused. Once done, a chargesheet will be filed against the duo and they will be produced in the court.”

The other side
Pankaj Kotecha, an official at the Trust, said, “While there is a possibility of Naidu being aware of the FIRs, we at the Trust know nothing about them.” Despite repeated attempts, Naidu remained unavailable for comment.

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