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Rakesh Maria orders probe into delay in filing FIR against BJP MP Kirit Somaiya

Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 5:50am IST | Agency: dna

Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria has ordered the additional commissioner of police (East region) to conduct an enquiry into the delay in registering an FIR against BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, after he allegedly misbehaved with a police inspector of Navghar police station on August 21.

The Mumbai police on August 25 had registered an FIR against Somaiya, booking him for voluntarily causing grievous hurt, voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty and criminal intimidation. However, Maria clearly being upset on the three-day-long delay to register a FIR, has instructed the ACP (East region) Cherring Dorjee to conduct an enquiry into the delay, and submit a report. "If there is an offence, then an FIR should have been immediately registered. I have asked a senior officer to conduct an enquiry why the Navghar police did not lodge an FIR immediately," said Maria.

Last Thursday, Navghar police had brought BJP worker Parikshit Bhumi to the police station in connection with a case dated April 16, 2014. In some time, Somaiya came to the police station with few of his men and started shouting about the audacity of the police to bring his party worker to the police station, without asking him (Somaiya). Later, Somaiya even tried to push PI Sampat Munde when the latter tried to stop him from taking Bhumi away.

The Navghar cops immediately made an official diary entry about the incident and later on Sunday, registered an FIR in connection with the incident.

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