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Bal Thackeray supports Raj, says Nitish Kumar should congratulate Mumbai Police

Mumbai, Sept 3 (ANI): Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Monday came out in stout defence of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray over his anti north Indian comments, saying that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should have congratulated Mumbai Police over the arrest of the youth, alleged to have terror links, from Bihar.

Bal Thackeray’s comments have come a day after Nitish Kumar defended Bihar DGP’s letter to Mumbai police commissioner protesting the manner of arrest of a teenager from the state.

“The Bihar CM should have congratulated Mumbai police as their action prevented Abdul Qadir from fomenting more trouble in that state,” Thackeray said, in an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana.

“Even God cannot save this country if political boundaries are going to come in way of nabbing a terrorist from Bihar,” Thackeray added.

Qadir was recently arrested from his native Sitamarhi district in Bihar by a Mumbai police team for allegedly vandalising the martyr’s memorial during August 11 protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

Calling Qadir a “traitor,” Bal Thackeray said, “The memorial vandal Abdul Qadir’s arrest was an action against a traitor and the policemen involved in it were Indians,” adding Kumar’s “image has been needlessly tarnished in the episode.” (ANI)