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Mumbai Police deny detaining Bhim Army members

The police had refused to permit Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad to conduct a rally at Worli's Jamboree Maidan on Saturday.

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The Mumbai Police on Saturday night clarified that they did not detain or arrest any members from Bhim Army. The police mentioned that they had only questioned some members. The police had refused to permit Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad to conduct a rally at Worli's Jamboree Maidan on Saturday.

"No one has been detained or arrested. We requested Azad to conduct his rally indoor but he refused. We have not granted him permission to conduct public rally in Worli," said deputy commissioner of police, operations, Manjunath Shinge.

However, Azad tweeted from his hotel room in Malad that "700 volunteers were arrested". Azad wanted to go to Chaitya Bhoomi to pay his homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar and speak to media about the BJP government.

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