Man Held In Mumbai For Inciting Migrants Who Swamped Bandra Station

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Man Held In Mumbai For Inciting Migrants Who Swamp
The Mumbai Police have arrested a man named Vinay Dubey on charges of gathering thousands of migrant workers in the Bandra area.

The Police alleged that Dubey had threatened to hold a protest with migrant workers in the Kurla area on April 18.

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It also filed a case under the Epidemic Act and several serious sections against Dubey and is preparing to send him to jail after presenting him before the local court. 

Dubey is a resident of Navi Mumbai and is followed by more than 2 lakh people on Facebook. He had been organising a campaign on social media to send home migrant workers stuck due to the lockdown. 

On April 13, Dubey had written on his Facebook handle, “Today, I gave a warning letter in writing to the Central government, state governments of north India. If arrangements are not made by April 18 to send home people stuck in other states, then the movement will become aggressive.”

He has written on his Twitter account that his father donated some amount from his life’s savings to fight the coronavirus and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh himself accepted this donation by meeting him.

However, the Mumbai Police have arrested him on charges of inciting migrant workers.

On Tuesday, thousands of migrant labourers wanting to go back home had gathered at Mumbai’s Bandra area. The police had to resort to baton charge to disperse them.

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