Raj Thackeray gets bail in poll-related offence

MNS president Raj Thackeray was on Saturday granted bail in a case filed by police for violating orders during the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation polls in October 2010.

Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 17:33 PM IST

Mumbai: MNS president Raj Thackeray was on Saturday granted bail in a case filed by police for violating orders during the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation polls in October 2010.

Raj appeared before Kalyan Judicial Magistrate, who released him on bail on a bond of Rs 5,000 with surety of the same amount. He was accompanied by his lawyer Sayaji Nangre.

Police had filed an FIR against Raj on October 30 for
disobeying a notice issued by a DCP prohibiting his stay in
Dombivali after conclusion of campaign on October 29 for the
civic polls.

The notice was issued under Section 149, CrPC, which bans
political leaders from staying in constituencies after
campaign is over.

Despite the notice banning his stay in Kalyan and
Dombivali limits, Raj had stayed back in the area, prompting
the police to lodge the FIR.

Police filed a charge sheet on December 21. The MNS leader
was charged with offence under IPC Section 188 for violating
police orders.

Summons was issued by the court, asking him to appear
before it on February 5.

PTI