Mumbai: A day before the release of the Bollywood movie Padmaavat, the Mumbai police has detained over 100 alleged Karni Sena members and supporters as part of the preventive action.
The police said the action is precautionary to avoid ruckus on the day of release. According to officials, those indulging in hooliganism and rioting will face criminal action, including arrest for disrupting the screening. The police on Wednesday afternoon provided protection to theatres and multiplexes in the city.
The police begun its crackdown on Wednesday, anticipating law and order situation during the screening of the movie and hence the officials had started gathering details of the groups that owed allegiance to Karni Sena.
“The process of gathering names and details of the community groups that would support the ban and join the protests was started a few days ago. This helped in laying the ground work and jotting a list of those who needed to be detained,” said a police officer.