Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner of Police Sadanand Date commented on the post that the force respects all Indians as equal and assured the author of a proper inquiry of the incident. The comment:
I received your post through a friend and have ordered an enquiry. This enquiry will be conducted by DCP Zone 2 Mr Nisar Tamboli 09870605999. You are requested to join this enquiry. We will certainly act against defaulting officers and staff on conclusion of this enquiry. You are free to contact me as well. My cell number is 9821223344. I could be contacted through email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ as well. I would like you to retain trust in our systems and our concerns for protecting Indian Citizens without any discrimination.
Sadanand Date IPS
Jt CP Mumbai Police”
The incident took place a few days ago at Malabar Hill. According to Kima, a Police van stopped in front of some younger Mizos standing on the pavement (there were many other people on the pavement eating sev puri and aloo chaat from the roadside vendors), and the uniformed police van driver angrily shouted at them.
When Kima, who was talking with a friend when that happened, asked the Mizos who were standing close to the police van about what the cop said, a young Mizo girl, said, “I think he said hey Nepalis, go back to Kathmandu!” while another guy standing beside her said, “No I think the cop asked if we are going to Kathmandu?”