Kolkata: Kolkata police on Wednesday said that they hiked security across Kolkata and particular on cinema halls ahead of Padmaavat release to avoid any kind of tense situation. Mamata also said that this is just a movie and we must maintain court’s decision.
Earlier, A day before the release of ‘Padmaavat’, protests against the film intensified across several states with members of several fringe outfits taking out rallies, blocking roads and damaging vehicles.
Earlier in the day, 48 people were arrested in Ahmedabad for indulging in violent acts over the film’s release. In fact, on Tuesday night, dissenting outfits unleashed violence and arson in parts of the city.
At least 15 people were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the violent protest against the release of film ‘Padmaavat’ in Maharashtra’s Pune. “Fifteen people have been arrested at Sinhagad road and their interrogation is underway. Protesters had vandalised several vehicles by shouting slogans to ban ‘Padmaavat’ yesterday,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pravin Mundhe told.