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Mumbai Police in a spot over poem on Azad Maidan violence

Press Trust of India
Jan 14, 2013 at 07:29pm IST

Mumbai: Mumbai Police were put in a spot over a poem published in its in-house journal terming Azad Maidan protesters as "snakes" and "traitors" whose hands should have been "chopped off", following which it has assured to issue an unconditional apology.

A complaint in this regard has been filed by Ameen Mustafa Idrisi, who runs an NGO 'Muslim-e-Hind', and Nazar Mohammed Siddique, one of the arrested accused in Azad Maidan violence case and now out on bail, with the state's Home Department, Mumbai Police Commissioner's office and Azad Maidan police station.

The complainants have sought registration of an FIR against Commissioner Satyapal Singh, Joint Police Commissioner (Administration) Hemant Nagarale, and woman inspector Sujata Patil, who penned the verse, publisher and other unnamed "conspirators".

Mumbai Police in a spot over poem on Azad Maidan

The poem was published in the in-house journal of Mumbai Police, which has assured issue an unconditional apology.

The poem titled "Azad Maidan" by Patil, an inspector in traffic police posted at Matunga, was published recently in the police department's house journal "Samvad".

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