Mumbai: The Mumbai Police said on Monday that the restrictive orders, which were imposed in the Aarey Colony area due to mass protests, would remain in force till Monday morning.
Police said in a statement, “Section 144 will remain in force in the Aurai police jurisdiction till tomorrow morning. The police are ensuring that the movement of local residents remains negligible.”
Police had banned the illegal assembly in the area following a protest following orders from the Mumbai High Court, which rejected all petitions challenging the felling of trees to build a shed to the metro.
Following the orders of the High Court, outrage against the backdrop of trees planted by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) spread. The protesters are demanding relocation of the bus depot, which is a part of the Metro III project.
After the imposition of the restraining orders, scores of protesters were captured and sent to judicial custody. However, he was released on bail the next day.
Meanwhile, in a major relief, the Supreme Court today ordered the Maharashtra government to not axe any more trees in the colony and maintain status quo till further orders.