FIR against 65 persons for road blockade in Navi Mumbai after man's death in accident

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Thane, Apr 1 (PTI) Police have registered a case against 65 persons after they staged a road blockade in Navi Mumbai township of Maharashtra to demand compensation over the death of a motorcycle rider in an accident, an official said on Monday.


On Saturday, the motorbike and a trailer collided on a highway in Uran, resulting in the death of the two-wheeler's 40-year-old rider, who hailed from Mothijui village in the area, the official from Uran police station said.

Later, around 300 villagers reached the accident site. They placed the man's body on the road and staged a 'rasta roko' (road blockade) protest for more than three hours while demanding compensation from the trailer owner over the man's death.

The protesters disrupted vehicular traffic on the busy Uran-Panvel highway, the official said.

The police later cleared the blockade and the body was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem.

Based on a complaint by a constable at Uran police station, a case was registered on Sunday against eight identified persons and 57 others under various Indian Penal Code sections including 341 (wrongful restraint), 141, 143, 145 (unlawful assembly), 297 (trespassing on burial places, etc), and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, the official said. PTI COR GK