Mumbai police chief under political fire for Azad Maidan violence

Published: 22nd August 2012 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2012 06:32 PM   |  A+A-


Maharashtra home department has proposed the transfer of Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik who is facing flak over handling of the August 11 violence at Azad Maidan.

"The home department has submitted a proposal to transfer Patnaik," a senior official told PTI. The proposal, which was submitted three days ago, is awaiting chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's consent, the official said.

Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have demanded Patnaik's resignation over the way he handled the situation during the August 11 violence.

Patnaik has defended his handling of the riot.


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