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Sep 01, 2012 at 02:13pm IST

Biharis in Maharashtra safe: Mumbai Police chief

Mumbai: The arrest of those involved in vandalising the Amar Jawan Jyoti in Mumbai during the Azad Maidan protest earlier last month has put the city police in a spot. The Chief Secretary of Bihar has written a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh asking how a Bihar resident was arrested without following due process.

Singh, who replaced Arup Patnaik in the aftermath of the Mumbai violence, says that he has not gone through the letter yet. "I am told a letter has come to me from Bihar DGP. But I could not go through the letter because I was away. I know the DGP very well. I don't think there should be any problem. It is not ego problem. They will also help and cooperate. We too will cooperate... all other police forces of this country would cooperate."

When asked about MNS chief Raj Thackeray's comment on Friday, threatening to brand Biharis as infiltrators if Bihar went ahead with its plan to take legal action against Mumbai Police over the vandal's arrest, Singh refused to comment.

"I wouldn't like to comment on that because there is a political... If MNS has given apolitical response to it... but as far as I'm telling you, I don't think there is any problem. If they have written about something, there is some lapse in procedure, we will try to correct it. If they do commit some mistake, I am there to help them."