Mizoram blogger's post gets him speedy justice

Mar 28, 2013, 07:04 IST | Vinay Dalvi

After a police constable hurled racist remarks at him at Hanging Garden, the writer narrated the incident on his blog, spurring cops to spring into action and initiate an enquiry in the matter

The Mumbai Police have initiated an enquiry against a constable who allegedly made racist remarks against a student from Mizoram at Hanging Garden on Sunday. Kima, a student and a blogger, wrote about the incident on his blog mentioning details like the licence plate of the police van, prompting swift action from the cops.

Kima (in white) with a friend at Hanging Garden, Malabar Hill. He was returning from a Sunday service, when an unidentified police constable screamed racist remarks at him

On March 24, Kima, who works with a gaming startup, was returning from a church near Hanging Garden after attending the Sunday service. He later joined other youngsters from Mizoram to enjoy snacks from street vendors, when a police van drove past him and its driver yelled at them. “I was talking with a friend when that happened, and all I could hear were the words ‘Nepali’ and ‘Kathmandu’, Kima narrated on his blog mizohican.blogspot.in.

Taking serious note of the issue Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sadanand Date started an enquiry into the matter and gave its responsibility to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone II), Nisar Tamboli.

“The issue was brought to the attention of joint commissioner of police for law and order and he has asked me to enquire into the matter. We are proceeding in the positive direction and should be reaching a conclusion soon,” said Tamboli. Sources in the police confirmed that the constable has been identified and action will be taken against him.

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