Padmavat screening: two men arrested for throwing petrol bomb

Petrol bomb had been thrown in the city's Chandra Talkies theatre

Padmavat screening: two men arrested for throwing petrol bomb

Protesting against Padmavat movie took a violent form when in Muzzafarnagar of Uttar Pradesh, a petrol bomb was hurled inside a theater screening the controversial film.

Police sources said that two men identified as Abhishek and Karnail were arrested yesterday in connection with the crime.

Petrol bomb had been thrown in the city’s Chandra Talkies theatre and a case has been registered.

The accused had come on a motorcycle and tried to set the hall on fire by throwing a petrol bomb, he said.

No major damage was reported by the theater’s owners, police said.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened at the two other cinema halls in the city showing the movie, after the incident, he added.

The Sanjay Leela Bansali-directed period drama has been marred by controversies since the time it went into production.

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