‘Security concerns’ on swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray: Bombay High Court

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday raised security concerns over the swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, and said holding such functions at a public ground should not become a regular feature. Henceforth, everyone will want to use the ground for such ceremonies, a division bench of Justices SC Dharmadhikari and RI Chagla said. Mr Thackeray will be sworn in as Maharashtra’s chief minister at the Shivaji Park in Dadar on Thursday evening. “We do not want to say anything about tomorrow’s ceremony… we are only praying that nothing untoward happens,” the court said while hearing a plea of NGO Wecom Trust on whether the Shivaji Park was a playground or a recreation ground.