Raj Thackeray granted bail in rioting case by Nagpur court

MNS president Raj Thackeray was granted bail by a local court in a rioting case dating back to October 2008.

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

Nagpur: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president
Raj Thackeray was today granted bail by a local court in a
rioting case dating back to October 2008.

Judicial Magistrate G H Patil granted him bail on a
surety of Rs 25,000 in a packed courtroom here.

Before that, the judge asked Raj if he was not aware of
earlier summons, to which Raj said he had not received any.

A non-bailable warrant had been issued against him by the
court for not appearing on earlier dates. Today, after his
appearance, and grant of bail, court adjourned hearing to
August 12.

Thackeray is facing charges under sections 143, 147, 148,
149 of IPC (related to rioting, unlawful assembly) and
sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Damage to the Public
Property Act, in connection with incidents of violence
at Koradi near here, on October 21, 2008.

Raj`s anti-north Indians agitation was at its peak during
this period, and MNS activists had allegedly damaged a few
buses in Koradi.

PTI