Report sought on inflammatory speeches: Patil

Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam had said recently that North Indians could paralyse the life in the metropolis as they rendered many essential services.

Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 18:40 PM IST

Mumbai: Without naming anyone, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Friday said police had been asked to submit a report on the recent inflammatory comments made by political leaders over the Marathi-speakers versus north
Indians issue.

Patil told reporters here that police had been asked to go through the speeches and statements of leaders. "The report is expected in two days, after which the nature of action to be taken will be decided, if anything objectionable is found."

He was responding to questions on statement of MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who yesterday warned of a riot in Mumbai if Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam and Samajwadi party leader Abu Asim Azmi did not stop making `provocative` statements.

Nirupam had said recently that North Indians could paralyse the life in the metropolis as they rendered many essential services.

Talking about the murder of two youngsters for resisting eve-teasing in suburban Amboli, Patil said the incident was shocking. "The case will be tried through a fast track court to ensure speedy justice," he added.

On October 20, Rueben Fernandes (28) and Keenan Sentos (25) were attacked with choppers by a group of four outside a bar, after the two objected to indecent behaviour of the group targeting the girls who were with them.

PTI