Officials of Maharashtra Police on Sunday evening detained nine people, accused of sloganeering and pelting stones in front of a multiplex screening of Shah Rukh Khan starrer movie ‘Pathaan’ in Maharashtra’s Thane, police said.
According to the police, a group of people, believed to be from a right-wing organisation, were seen protesting against the ‘Pathaan’ movie, which was screened on 10 screens of the multiplex of Maxus Mall, near the Mira Bhayandar Vasai Virar Police Station. “The protestors raised slogans and pelted stones at the ticket counter, damaging a few window panes,” Mukund Patil, senior police inspector at Bhayanda Police Station said.
“Police have detained nine people, creating a ruckus at the Box office of Maxus Mall Bhayander, wherein the Pathaan movie was being screened on 10 screens at around 3.45 pm. They were Bajrang Dal Workers and were doing sloganeering against the movie and pelted stones too which damaged a few glasses of the ticket counter,” Mukund Patil said.