A local court in Palghar on Thursday scrapped all the charges against Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan, girls from Palghar Tehsil in Thane district who were arrested for posting a comment against shutdown of city after the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray.

Following the arrest of the two girls, the State government and police authorities had come under heavy criticism for all quarters, after which the authorities withdrew all the charges. The police report on the arrest had also recommended departmental action against police officers who arrested the girls.

“Today, the court accepted the closure report filed by the police authorities. The court’s decision means that there will be no charges against both the girls,” said Sudhir Gupta, who appeared for the two.

The local leader of Sena, Bhushan Sankhe, who had complained against the girls, later approached a court in Palghar against the closure report.