`Moral policing` in Mumbai: Govt to reexamine laws

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 00:27

Mumbai: Amid the criticism faced by the Mumbai police for their "moral policing" through raids on pubs and night clubs in the city, Maharashtra government on Thursday said it was considering to "relook" at the laws to protect rights of the citizens.

"Government is considering to relook into the law to protect rights of the citizens," Minister of State for Home, Satej Patil said.

Patil told reporters he recently spoke with Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik on the issue and told him that police should avoid harassing innocent citizens.

"State government is upset over the random raids by police on pubs and restaurants," Patil added.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 00:27

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