“On Monday Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray ordered a withdrawal of police cases against Nanar protesters,” the official said
Mumbai: On Monday Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray ordered the withdrawal of cases against people who had protested the construction of a multi-billion dollar refinery project in Nanar, Ratnagiri district.
Even ShivSena had opposed the mega-complex, estimated to cost upwards of Rs 3 lakh crore, and Thackeray had promised to get these cases withdrawn at several poll rallies in the state.
The mega-complex would have required 14,000 hectares in 14 villages in Ratnagiri, and the local population, as well as activists, were up in arms claiming it would have a severe impact on the environment of the Konkan coast.
Several protestors were arrested during agitations, and the cases would now be withdrawn after the CM Uddhav Thackeray’s announcement, an official said.
“On Monday Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray ordered a withdrawal of police cases against Nanar protesters,” the official said.
Earlier, Thackeray announced the withdrawal of cases against agitators protesting the felling of trees in Aarey Colony for construction of a metro rail car shed.