Azad Maidan rally organiser arrested

Dec 04, 2012, 07:13 IST | A Correspondent

The Mumbai Crime Branch (CB) arrested Ahmed Raza � general secretary of Madina Tull-Ilm � yesterday for allegedly violating the permission given to him for organising the August 11 Azad Maidan rally.

Raza’s arrest comes four months after the rally supported by Raza Foundation to protest the violence against Muslims in Myanmar went awry. “Raza in his application had taken permission for 1,500 to 2,000 people, but the actual number was far greater, which is a violation,” said a police officer from the CB. 

The CB has held the rally organisers responsible for damages totalling Rs 2.74 crore that the protesters left in their wake. Raza’s arrest comes almost a month after the CB filed a 3,500-page charge sheet in the case.  

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