MUMBAI (AFP) - India suspended two senior police officers and transferred a judge Tuesday over the arrests of two women for Facebook posts in a case that sparked outrage and fierce debate over India’s Internet laws.

The women, both 21, were arrested a week ago over comments on the social networking site questioning the shutdown of Mumbai for the funeral of the hardline politician Bal Thackeray. Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, launched an inquiry into the arrests amid a public outcry over curbs on free speech. On Tuesday state home minister R.R. Patil announced the suspension of superintendent Ravindra Sengaonkar and senior inspector Shrikant Pingle.