Mumbai police chief orders probe into 'controversial poem'

Mumbai: Mumbai Commissioner Satyapal Singh has ordered a probe into a controversial poem published in the city police's in-house magazine Samwaad. The Commissioner has asked DCP SS Gholap to submit a report in a fortnight's time.

This comes after an advocate submitted a written complaint to the Azad Maidan Police station about registering a case against the officer, Sujata Patil, who had written the poem. The Mumbai police will also print an apology in the magazine's next issue.

Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh ordered a probe into the controversial poem.

According to a Times of India report, Patil in her poem said that had the hands of the protesters been chopped off, the men would not be able to attack cops again. She also allegedly called the protesters ‘snakes’ and ‘traitors’.

The poem was her response to the violence at Azad Maidan that she witnessed. The violence was reportedly sparked off by violent youth among those protesting the atrocities against Muslims in Myanmar and Assam.

Published Date: Jan 15, 2013 13:43 PM | Updated Date: Jan 15, 2013 13:43 PM