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No evidence against Raj Thackeray on Marathi signboards issue: Police

October 16, 2008 18:13 IST

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The Mumbai police has told the Bombay high court that it has not found any evidence against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray in connection with the violent agitation by his party for enforcing Marathi signboards in shops.

Joint Commissioner of Police K L Prasad, in an affidavit, has also said the letters written by Raj asking shopkeepers in the city to put up Marathi signboards "do not make out any cognisable offence" as per law and judiciary separtment's opinion.

The Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association had moved the high court in August seeking to restrain MNS from indulging in violence over the signboard issue.

At the last hearing, the court had asked the government why no action was taken against Raj Thackeray.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned till November 29.

Earlier, Prasad's remarks about Mumbai that the city does not belong to anyone's father had triggered an angry reaction from Raj Thackeray.




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