A court in Palghar on Thursday scrapped all charges against Shaheen Dhada and Renu Srinivas, who were arrested for posting a comment on Facebook against the shutdown of the city after the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray in November last.  

Following their arrest, the Maharashtra government and police authorities had come under heavy criticism from all quarters, after which the authorities withdrew the charges. The report of police inquiry into the arrest had also recommended departmental action against officers who executed the arrest.