Heavy police deployment at Mumbai’s Aarey, roads closed

Mumbai, July 26 (KMS): The Mumbai police beefed up deployment and detained two protestors who reached the site despite being served notices under the Criminal Procedure Code  in Indian city Mumbai.

The police had served notices to Tabrez Sayyed and Jayesh Bhise prohibiting them from assembling unlawfully to protest the construction of the metro car shed in Aarey area of the city, the official from Vanrai police station said.

The police deployment has been increased in the area, he said, adding that barricades have been put up and roads have either been closed or diverted.

According to protesters, only residents are being allowed to enter the Aarey colony area and the police are intercepting people coming from outside on Monday.

A video of cutting and felling of trees in Aarey is being circulated by protesters on social media.

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking has diverted a few buses plying on the route due to felling of trees, an official said.

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