Section 144 has been imposed and roads have been temporarily closed and entry restricted along with heavy police deployment in the area.
— ANI (@ANI) October 5, 2019
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi who had been tried to reach the agitation spot was also detained by the police.
ब्रेकिंग आरे जंगल प्रोटेस्ट मामले में शिवसेना नेता प्रियंका चतुर्वेदी को मुम्बई पुलिस ने लिया हिरासत में@priyankac19 @AUThackeray @ShivSena @rautsanjay61 @MumbaiPolice @Dev_Fadnavis #AareyForest #AareyColony #Aarey pic.twitter.com/TsPWXptsK3
— Deepak Dubey *DD* (@deepakdubey_dd) October 5, 2019
As per reports, several people have been detained by the police after they tried to stop the authorities from carrying out their job.
Last night, amidst ruckus by activists, Mumbai metro authorities began cutting the trees for proposed car shed. Activists and citizens gathered on the spot to protest against the felling of trees. Some even took to Twitter to spread falsehood that there is a 15-day wait period before the authorities cut the trees.
These claims, however, are incorrect. Although it is true that the Tree Authority did impose a waiting period of 15 days, that period is already over. Activists are saying that the waiting period starts from the date of upload, which is completely false, because the waiting period starts from the date the order was issued.