A 49-year-old businessman from Malabar Hill has been booked for allegedly breaching the security convoy of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The police said he had headphones on him and was talking on the phone. Despite an alarm, he allegedly did not move away from the security apparatus until his vehicle was stopped by the police.
The CM was returning from a meeting on the Sakinaka rape-murder case when the breach took place. File pic
“The businessman who was coming out of gym mistakenly entered the convoy. As the matter was bailable, he was allowed to go with a notice. But the breach into the CM’s convoy has been taken seriously,” a police officer said.
The security breach took place around 7 pm at Malabar Hill on Monday when the CM was returning from a meeting with DGP and home department officials over the Sakinaka rape-murder. Sources said the businessman was driving a blue Mercedes car and joined the CM’s convoy.
Sources said the man was using headphones and was talking on the phone. He also allegedly didn’t answer the questions asked by the police. The man has been booked for rash driving, furnishing false information and refusing to answer a public servant authorised to question, under the Indian Penal Code.
“The police vehicles with the convoy raised an alarm as per the SOP when the high-end vehicle entered the convoy but the person at the wheel didn’t respond. Later he was taken into custody by the police,” a source from the CM’s convoy said.