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Warrant against Raj: MNS to comment after getting copy

mumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2009 16:44 IST
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MNS today 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," party general secretary Nitin Sardesai told PTI.

The court today 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.

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 told PTI 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.