06/10/2015 6:02 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Over 500 Shiv Sena Activists Booked On Charges Of Inciting Communal Violence In Muzzafarnagar

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MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 9: Shiv Sena party workers protest outside Shobha De's House by presenting Vada Pav and Misal for her tweets on Marathi food on April 9, 2015 in Mumbai, India. De has invited wrath of ruling Shiv Sena over her tweet in which she slammed government for its directive asking private multiplexes to screen Marathi films in prime time slots between 6-9 PM. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

MUZAFFARNAGAR -- Over 500 Shiv Sena activists have been booked on charges of violating prohibitory orders and attempts to incite communal tension in the city, police said today.

The Sena activists had Sunday taken out a procession in areas where Section 144 of the CrPC was in effect and raised "objectionable" slogans, police said.

They have been booked under section 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the IPC and for violating prohibitory orders.

The authorities have imposed Section 144 in the district in view of the upcoming panchayat polls.

(More details awaited)

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