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Police may take legal action against Raj

india Updated: May 04, 2008 18:47 IST

Mumbai Police may initiate legal action against MNS chief Raj Thackeray if it finds any provocative content in his speech in which he re-launched his tirade against north Indians.

"We are going through the transcripts and if we find any provocative content in it, we will refer it to a legal team. Based on their advice, we may also initiate fresh legal action against Raj," Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor told PTI.

In an over 70-minute-long speech at the Shivaji Park on Saturday, Raj had targeted the north Indians for trying to "invade" Marathi culture.

In reference to the celebration of Uttar Pradesh Day in the state, Raj had said only Maharashtra Day should be celebrated in Mumbai and even dared the government to arrest him for making the statement.

Raj had led a violent anti-north Indian campaign in February and was also arrested for charges of inciting people by making a provocative speech.

Gafoor said no incident of violence has been reported from any part of the city after Saturday's rally and credited it to the "precision" arrangements made by the police to avert any incident.