Raj Thackeray links migrants to spurt in crime

"The issue is of criminal elements coming along with hordes of migrants...These elements come from Nepal via Uttar Pradesh," Raj said.

Mumbai: Under fire for linking influx of
north Indians to terror attacks in Mumbai, MNS chief Raj
Thackeray said he had not said anything wrong.

"The issue is of criminal elements coming along with
hordes of migrants... These elements come here from Nepal via
Uttar Pradesh," Raj told reporters.

"It is true that in 60 to 70 per cent of the criminal
cases here, police have to go to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in
search of culprits," he said.

The MNS chief demanded an inquiry against Samajwadi
Party leader Abu Asim Azmi as he was sympathetic to Faiz
Usmani, the brother of a 2008 Ahmedabad blast accused who died
here after being questioned in connection with the July 13
serial blasts.

"No one should attempt to hamper police probe into the
blasts... Police should be given full freedom in the
inquiry of the blasts," he said.

A Bihar court has ordered an inquiry into his reported
comments blaming north Indian migrants for the terror attacks.

On Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati`s demand that
migrants should be given houses, Raj said she should herself
provide houses to migrants.


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