Bal Thackeray row scares Shaheen Dhada away from Facebook, forever
Their advocate Sudhir Gupta said both were arrested under section 505(2) IPC (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) following a police complaint lodged by a local Sena leader.
After the comment was posted, a mob of nearly 40 Shiv Sainiks allegedly barged into Dhada's uncle's clinic at Palghar in Thane district on Sunday and vandalised the place.
Police sources said an FIR has been registered against more than 50 people including some Shiv Sainiks who have been named in the report following the attack.
Also, a probe has been ordered into whether the contents of the Facebook post constituted an offence and even if the offence was registered why were the arrests made, Maharashtra Police's IG (Law and Order) Deven Bharti said.
Abdul Dhada, whose clinic was ransacked, said, "For our security they have posted the police because what has gone wrong should not happen again...We don't have any complaint against anybody and treatment we received from the police station is absolutely fine".
He said both the girls were detained on security grounds and later arrested.
"I have lost heavily, including my practice," he said, adding that local people have supported him.
To a question what he felt regarding the incident, Dr Dhada said he had faith in police and may be they acted under pressure. "We don't know the laws."
The arrests had sparked an outrage with Press Council of India chief Markandey Katju demanding "immediate" action against police personnel involved.
In an e-mail to the Maharashtra Chief