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Police probing foreign hand or underworld's hand behind Azad Maidan violence, says R R Patil

India TV News Desk 13 Aug 2012, 21:45:16 PM IST
India TV News Desk
Mumbai, Aug 13: Maharashtra home minister R R Patil today ruled out his resignation and said that it was the habit of the Opposition to demand resignations.

Patil told newspersons that the anti-social elements behind Saturday's violence are being investigated to find out whether there was a foreign hand behind it, or the underworld was behind the disturbances.
Patil said the truth would soon come out. He added, that police had concrete evidence against the 23 persons arrested and CCTV evidences are also being collected.
Some of the bullets stolen from policemen have been recovered and a stringent law would be enacted to provide security to mediapersons, Patil said.
The minister said he would request the chief minister to provide compensation to news channels, whose OB vans were set afire, if the equipments were not insured. "We won't spare people who attacked mediapersons", he added.