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Bihar celebrates Raj Thackeray's arrest

People distributed sweets and burst crackers in Bihar to celebrate the arrest of Raj Thackeray, whose party workers had targeted many Biharis, as they attacked people from outside Maharashtra who work in the state.

patna Updated: Oct 21, 2008 11:47 IST

People distributed sweets and burst crackers in Bihar on Tuesday to celebrate the arrest of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray, whose party workers had targeted many Biharis, as they attacked people from outside Maharashtra who work in the state.

"We are celebrating Raj Thackeray's arrest. He deserves to be behind bars for attacking north Indians," Amit Kumar, a student who took to the streets here along with several others to rejoice at Thackeray's arrest.

Thackeray was arrested from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra early on Tuesday in execution of a warrant issued by a Jamshedpur court.

On Sunday, MNS activists had attacked north Indians appearing for a railway recruitment exam in several parts of Maharashtra.

Kamleshwar Yadav, a government employee, said: "Thackeray should be prosecuted for treason."

Irshadul Haque, a Dalit Muslim leader, said Thackeray should be punished for the violence against innocent people.