THE Marine Drive police on Saturday detained 23 people for allegedly threatening to commit suicide outside Mantralaya.
Police said of the 23, 22 people were teachers employed with different unaided schools in Jalgaon, Aurangabad and Gondia districts.
According to police, the incident took place on Saturday morning, when the Republic Day programme was going on.
A security guard employed at the gate saw that several people were gathering at Madam Cama Road near Mantralaya, who then alerted the local police station.
An officer from Marine Drive police station said, “After we were informed we dispatched a team and got them to the police station, following which we recovered a bottle containing kerosene.”