Thane Railway Police arrest 4 people for misuse of public toilet for disabled

The Thane Government Railway Police have booked a toilet contractor and three other people for alleged misuse of a public toilet meant for the disabled at the Thane railway station. It is reported that the accused allowed people who were not disabled to use the toilet. They have been arrested under The Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.

A complaint filed by a person from an NGO called Prahar Apang Railway Pravasi Sanghatana saying that the contractor was allowing everyone to use the toilet when it was specifically built for people with disabilities. This was causing problems for the disabled who were finding it difficult to use the toilet meant for them.

Based on that complaint, the police registered an offence under relevant sections of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.

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