Mumbai: Even as thousands of people from the Northeast continued to flee Karnataka, there were similar concerns in Maharashtra as well. At Mumbai's Kurla Terminus, hundreds of people from the Northeast were seen heading home, despite Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's assurances that full security will be provided to them.
Meanwhile, the state Home Minister RR Patil is expected to meet Pune police officials to discuss security arrangements there. Panic hit the city last week when a few Northeast students were attacked in its Camp area. Thirteen people have been arrested for the attack so far.
Police have also dismissed the MMS clip of the recent Assam violence doing the rounds as being doctored.
The Mumbai Police is probing a possible Assam link to the recent violence in the city. A possible involvement of the UPA ally, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) is not being ruled out.
Joint Commisioner of Police (Crime), Himanshu Roy, heading the probe into the Azad Maidan violence, said, "Yes, we are probing a possible Assam link. We are looking at the possible involvement of those you are suggesting (All India United Democratic Front). It is very clear, it was a pre-planned, mandated attack."