Chandigarh: The controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial movie “Padmaavat” has released peacefully in 33 cinema halls of Haryana’s 9 districts on Thursday, while the violent protestor and the BJP leader Suraj Pal amu has been put under “house arrest”.

As many as 23 persons have been arrested in connection with violence at 2 places in Gurugram district on Wednesday while 2 persons have been arrested for vandalizing a mall in Kurukshetra town recently. 8 persons have been arrested as part of preventive measures.

The Haryana DGP BS Sandhu has confirmed that Amu was not being allowed to go out from his house. He said, “He was not allowed to go to the MG Road (Gurugram) on Thursday.” Sources said that this step has been taken as part of preventative measures to ensure smooth screening “Padmaavat”.

The 49 year old BJP’s media coordinator Amu whipped up a controversy in November for allegedly offering a prize of Rs. 10 Crore to anyone who would behead the director of the film Padmaavat and the lead actress Deepika Padukone. The state BJP had issued a show-cause notice to Amu “for giving a statement contrary to the party line”. Though he resigned from the post of media coordinator, but last week he told to the media that his resignation has not been accepted yet and he is still with the saffron party.

Separately, the Finance Minister of Haryana Captain Abhimanyu has described the school bus attack incident in Gurugram as unfortunate and assured that strict action would be taken against the miscreants.

He further stated that being the Home Minister of State, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has given clear cut directions that stringent action is taken against the miscreants involved in the incident and also to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future as well.


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