Kidnapping case: Ex-Congress MP Nilesh Rane surrenders, taken for medical test

Former Congress MP Nilesh Rane and his close aides are accused of kidnapping and assaulting his party worker.

Last Updated: May 20, 2016, 13:30 PM IST
Kidnapping case: Ex-Congress MP Nilesh Rane surrenders, taken for medical test
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Mumbai: Former Congress MP Nilesh Rane who was wanted in a case of alleged kidnapping and assault on a party worker surrendered before the Maharashtra Police in Chiplun on Friday.

Rane was then taken for a medical examination after which he will be produced before the local court today.

Refusing his anticipatory bail application, the Bombay High Court had on Tuesday denied protection from arrest to Rane and asked him to surrender at the earliest.

The Thane Police had filed a case against him, his personal assistant Tushar Panchal and bodyguard Manish Singh for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting Congress president of Chiplun Taluka, Sandeep Sawant, in April this year.

According to the FIR, Rane, who is the son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, and his accomplices had allegedly kidnapped Sawant and assaulted him on way to Mumbai for not attending a rally called by Rane to demand reservation for the Maratha community.

The court told Rane to surrender before the police on or before May 23, and also allowed him permission to withdraw his petition for anticipatory bail, just when his advocate also sought permission to do the same.

The police had said that there were serious allegations against Rane.