October 6, 2009 2:09:34 pm
MNS refused to react on a Bihar court’s arrest warrant against party chief Raj Thackeray for making “hate speeches” against Biharis.
“We have not received any such warrant and would not comment on it unless we read it,” said party general secretary Nitin Sardesai.
The court asked the Mumbai police commissioner to produce Raj before it on November 2.
Sahab Kaushar,first class judicial magistrate,Muzaffarpur,took exception to non-compliance of its order by Raj who did not represent his side on previous dates.
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Sudhir Ojha,a senior advocate,had on February 2,2008 filed a complaint under section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace),seeking legal action against the MNS chief.
Ojha alleged that Raj had on January 31,2008 made “uncharitable,insulting and hate speeches against Biharis.” Raj also insulted the ‘Chhath’ festival,he alleged.
Meanwhile,Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan said that he has not yet received any directive or order from the court in Bihar.
“Once we receive the directive,necessary action will be taken in accordance with law,” Sivanandan said.
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