Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that nobody can question the efficiency of Mumbai Police and he would not allow anyone to tarnish their reputation.
The CM made the remark on the first day of the New Year during a visit to Mumbai Police Commissionerate to felicitate Corona Warriors and return peoples’ stolen good recovered by the police.
He lauded the manner in which the police led from the front in the war against the COVID-19 to ensure the safety of the common masses.
“The Mumbai police’s history goes back to 150 years and there is no end to their list of achievements. With such a long and glorious tradition, no matter how much some people try, but they will not be able to tar their image. If anybody even attempts, we shall not allow it,” Thackeray said in an obvious but indirect jibe at actress Kangana Ranaut.
“Those who tried to malign the Mumbai Police had to shut their mouths as the police’s accomplishments are massive,” he told in the presence of Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and other senior officers.
“During the lockdown, we had requested all to work from home. Imagine what could have happened if the police also had done so (WFH). It was only due to the police and other frontline health and safety workers that the Covid situation in the state could be controlled,” he underscored.
He cautioned that even now the COVID threats persist and “the pandemic is not yet over”, but some persons criticize the government for keeping some places closed.