The editorial also said that Nitish Kumar should have congratulated Mumbai police for their action as the arrest had prevented Qadir from fomenting more trouble in that state. Kumar had defended his chief secretary’s letter to the state government, stating that Mumbai police should have taken sanction from the local police before arresting the accused Abdul Qadir from Bihar.
Terming Qadir a traitor, the editorial said: “Even God cannot save this country if political boundaries are going to come in the way of arresting a terrorist from Bihar.”
The Sena chief’s comments come at a time when MNS leader Raj Thackeray is facing flak from several leaders over his remarks against Biharis. It came a day after Raj reiterated his stand and warned Hindi new channels against distorting his views.