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Cop greets Raj Thackeray after he slams Mumbai police chief

PTI September 23, 2012 16:26 IST
Mumbai, Aug 21: Hearing Kind words from Raj Thackeray for ordinary policemen, a constable today turned emotional and greeted the MNS leader with flowers minutes after he launched a vitriolic attack on the city police chief over the August 11 Azad Maidan violence.  

So touched was constable Pramod Tawade by Thackeray's show of empathy for policemen battered during the violence that he walked up to the leader after his speech at a party rally, handed him flowers and thanked him for support.  

Thackeray led a march defying the police and held a rally at Azad Maidan to condemn last fortnight's violence and seek resignation of state Home Minister R R Patil and Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik.

Asked if his gesture of greeting the MNS leader would not invite action from his superiors, Tawde, currently in the wireless department at Byculla, said “let them take action, I am ready.”