Police ask two Raj Thackeray aides to leave Mumbai

September 21st, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Mumbai police Sunday asked two senior aides of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to leave the city for one year, a party leader said Sunday.Dadar unit chief Girish Dhanorkar and MNS Cine Workers’ Union president Ameya Khopkar have been externed for one year from Mumbai, Thane and Raigad, said the party’s state co-ordinator Sanjay Ghadi.

An official at the Dadar police station, confirming the developments, said the duo has been ordered to leave the city Monday and stay away for a year.

Ghadi told IANS that the party would challenge the Mumbai police move in court Monday.

Among other charges, the duo is accused of indulging in violent activities against north Indians living and working in Mumbai.

Last February, when the MNS versus north Indians agitation was first launched, the Mumbai police had slapped externment orders on several MNS activists, including some women party members, but the courts cancelled all of them, Ghadi said.

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