The Bombay High Court has quashed the order of the Kalyan Dombivali civic body canceling the permission granted earlier to a Shiv Sena (UBT) leader to organize an event on the occasion of the January 23 birth anniversary of party supremo Bal Thackeray.

A division bench of Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice M W Chandwani on January 20 quashed and set aside the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation's (KDMC) communication withdrawing the permission.

The KDMC on January 11 allowed Vijay Salvi, who heads the Kalyan unit of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) faction, to organise an event in Kalyan city on January 22 and 23.

However, the KDMC on January 17 canceled this permission citing the ensuing elections to the Konkan Division Teachers constituency for which the model code of conduct was in place, Salvi's counsel said.

Salvi challenged the KDMC's cancellation order in the High Court through his Counsel Rajesh Datar claiming it was an afterthought, while Counsel A.S. Rao appeared or the KDMC and AGP M.P. Thakur appeared for the State before the Court.

Cause Title - Vijay Jagannath Salvi v. The Commissioner, Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation & Anr.

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With PTI Inputs