Beed: The Ambajogai tehsil court on Tuesday granted bail to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in a 2008 case for allegedly inciting a mob to damage public property during an anti-North Indian agitation.
Raj, along with suspected MNS activists, had been booked under Sections 109, 143, 147, 149, 336 and 427 after a mob damaged two state transport buses at Sanai village of Ambjogai tehsil on October 22, 2008.
On October 22, 2008, MNS activists had ransacked two buses in Sanai village of Ambjogai tehsil of Beed district.
A police complaint was filed against Raj Thackeray and others nine people by driver Ramchandra Munde with the Ambajogai Police.
The court had recently issued an arrest warrant against him for his failure to appear before the court.
The arrest warrant was cancelled today by Raj Thackeray?s lawyer who paid a fine Rs 500, said Public Prosecutor S B Giri. Raj Thackeray also got bail on a security bond worth Rs 15,000, Advocate Giri added.
Raj Thackeray had given an application to court saying that he was not at the spot when the incident happened and therefore his name should be removed from this case, Advocate Giri said.
The hearing on Thackeray`s application will be pronounced on September 1, Advocate Giri added.