NCP activist files case against Raj Thackeray

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Mumbai, Feb 5 (UNI) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Munna Tripathi today registered a case against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly attacking North Indians.

Murjiza A Shaikh, representing Mr Tripathi, said the case has been filed under sections 120 (b), 147, 148, 153 (a) (b), 504, 426, 427, 505 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

The matter has been admitted in the court and will come up for hearing before Metropolitan Magistrate M N Bondre on April 28, she added.

Violence had erupted in the city and other parts of the state last Sunday following some remarks made by Mr Thackeray against the North Indian community.

Over 60 people have been arrested by the police in this connection and some leaders including MLA Bal Nandgaonkar and Congress spokesperson Sanjay Nirupam were detained today. The arrested persons were later released on bail.

MNS spokesperson Shishir Shinde was also arrested by the police this morning from his residence at Bhandup.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has directed Director General of Police Dr P S Pasricha and Police Commissioner D N Jadhav to probe the matter. Mr Deshmukh has asserted that violence against any community will not be tolerated. If anybody indulges in such acts, strict action will be taken, he has warned.

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