PIL seeks inquiry, punishment for JCP K L Prasad

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Mumbai, Sep 15 (UNI) A city-based advocate today moved the Bombay High Court seeking direction to conduct an inquiry and action against Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order) K L Prasad for his alleged derogatory remarks about the city.

Advocate V P Patil filed the petition and contended that on September 11, Mr Prasad, while reacting to a statement of Maharashtra Navamirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, said ''Mumbai does not belong to anybody's father.'' The petition, which has been filed as a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), further said Mr Prasad, who is a high ranking officer of the city police, can not make such controversial statements, which could create hatred among the people of the city.

The court was also told that according to service rules, before making any statement to the press, Mr Prasad has to obtain permission from the government. But in the this case he had not taken any permission from the government, the complaint said.

The PIL further said that Mr Prasad is in charge of the law and order in the city, but his statement indicates that he has behaved in a lawless and disorderly manner.

The petition will come up for hearing in its due course before a bench headed by Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar.

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