The city police on Thursday rejected claims that Pakistani artistes were working in Mumbai on tourist visas.
The allegations were made in the backdrop of controversy surrounding the soon-to-be released movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.
The police, however, stated that the documents of the Pakistani artistes have been verified. They also reiterated that they would leave no scope for any disruption in law and order during the film’s release on Friday.
Also, the case registered recently by the Azad Maidan police against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party workers who were protesting the release of the film is being investigated thoroughly, the officials said.
They, however, refused to comment on whether MNS chief Raj Thackeray will face the heat in connection with the case, or not.
A sources in the police said that the companies that had employed the Pakistani actors had forwarded the details of the visas to the police for verification. Speaking about the case, a senior police officer said, “After the confusion cropped up, we gathered information pertaining to the visas of these actors and found that they were here on work visas. The important point is that when the protests began, most of the Pakistani artistes had already returned to their country.”
The police also said that they had not issued summons to any political outfits or their leaders as of now.
Meanwhile, all police stations across the city have been alerted about securing the multiplexes in their jurisdiction and to deploy policemen to avoid a disruption in law and order.