Child rights panel asks Mumbai police to book Aditya Thackeray

He allegedly used children in his campaigns
Child rights panel asks Mumbai police to book Aditya Thackeray

Mumbai (IANS): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Monday asked the Mumbai Police to register an FIR report against Shiv Sena’s ex-Minister Aditya Thackeray for alleged use of minor children in his campaigns.

NCPCR Registrar Anu Chaudhary has shot off a letter to Commissioner of Police Vivek Phansalkar following a complaint to the effect received from one Dhrutiman Joshi of Sahyadri Rights Forum.

Joshi has contended that Aditya Thackeray, 32, son of former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, allegedly used minor kids in various social activities, protests and political campaigns in ‘so-called Save Aarey Protest’ held recently.

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The complainant said that social media links of the protest shows several minor children participating, standing in rows holding placards, during the agitation.

Taking cognizance of the complaint, NCPCR Registrar Chaudhary said that the action is prima facie violative of the various prevalent child rights laws and the IPC. The child panel rights chief has also sought an Action Taken Report along with a copy of FIR and statements of children recorded by the Mumbai Police to be shared with the NCPCR within 3 days from receipt of her letter.