The Thane Police in Maharashtra have started probe into an alleged weapon-training camp organised at a school in the city, an official said today.
An NGO had complained that a right-wing organisation was imparting firearm training to students at a camp held at a school in Mira Road area last week.
The NGO approached Navghar police station after pictures of training camp began to circulate on social media.
“Some of the children seemed to be minors and it is dangerous for them to handle firearms. The Bajrang Dal is a hard line Hindu organisation and has been blamed for repeated instances of violence across the country,” said advocate Sanjay Pande, secretary of the NGO.
Mr. Pande said he, along with other members of his organisation, sought police action against the school and the Bajrang Dal. “The police refused to entertain our request and we left after submitting an application. On Friday, we met Sub Divisional Police Officer Atul Kulkarni and discussed the matter with him. He assured us that necessary action would be taken,” he said.
As reported by Mumbai Mirror, Sub Divisional Police Officer Atul Kulkarni said “We have contacted the organisers and asked them to produce licenses for weapons and documents related to the camp,”