Mumbai:The city police on Saturday arrested 33 people, including nine women, for allegedly protesting against the cutting of trees at Aarey Colony, the proposed site of Metro Carshed, in Goregaon of north Mumbai.
Those arrested are among the 60 people earlier detained by police, a police official said.
"We have arrested 33 protesters. nine of them are women. Some of them had manhandled and beaten the police personnel deployed in Aarey Colony and obstructed them from discharging their duty," the police official claimed.
The MMRCL had started hacking trees from Friday to make way for a car shed, hours after the Bombay High Court dismissed four petitions filed by NGOs and activists challenging the decision to allow felling of trees in the prime green lung of the city.However, hundreds of environmental activists gathered at Aarey Colony and protested. They also tried to stop the authorities from chopping down the trees.(UNI)