Mumbai: In a shocking move, Mumbai Police on Saturday, has detained Republic Consulting editor Pradeep Bhandari when he presented himself at the Khar police station.
This move comes in spite of Bhandari being granted anticipatory bail by a Mumbai court.
A complaint was filed against Bhandari – under Articles 188 – (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of IPC and 37(1), 135 of the Bombay Police Act, while he was reporting on BMC’s demolition of actress Kangana Ranaut’s office.
The Mumbai Police is attempt to arrrest me, confiscate my phones illegally despite the anticipatory bail order. This is happening at Khar Police Station. Disregard to court. This is emergency happening !
— Pradeep Bhandari(प्रदीप भंडारी) (@pradip103) October 17, 2020