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Mumbai chief cop hints action against Raj Thackeray

Hinting at possible action against MNS chief Raj Thackeray, City Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal on Monday said not only the vandals behind the recent attack on multiplexes but also those provoking them would face the music.



Mumbai: Hinting at possible action against MNS chief Raj Thackeray, City Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal on Monday said not only the vandals behind the recent attack on multiplexes but also those provoking them would face the music.

"There were some incidents at multiplexes over not screening Marathi movies. We have taken a note of such incidents and those behind them have been booked.... We have also taken a note of those who provoked such things and an action would be initiated against them," Dayal said.

"When `My Name Is Khan` too was released there were similar protests. Then also an appropriate action was initiated against the accused," Dayal said while responding to a query in an open meeting organised by Public Concern for Governance Trust and Anti-Corruption Cell of the Indian Merchant Chamber.

Raj Thackeray has recently warned the multiplex owners against not screening Marathi movies at prime time.

"Prepare a list of multiplexes that are not showing Marathi films," Raj had instructed his partymen at the third anniversary of MNS Cine Workers Association on August 10.

On Saturday, MNS party workers ransacked multiplexes across the city for not screening Marathi films.

The cinemas that bore the brunt of these attacks included Nakshatra at Dadar, Starcity at Matunga, Cinemax at Kandivli. The violence was worst at Cinemax, where hundreds of MNS party workers vandalised the cafeteria and beat up the multiplex manager.

PTI

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