Bettiah (Bihar): Taking cognizance of
charges against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly inciting
violence against aspirants from the state for Railway jobs in
Mumbai, a Bihar court has asked him to appear before it next
month to explain his position.
Chief Judicial Magistrate of West Champaran M K
Dwivedi passed the order yesterday while hearing a criminal
revision petition and asked Raj to appear on July 25.
Dwivedi took the cognizance against Thackeray under
IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups
on grounds of religion race, place of birth and language),
153B (imputations, assertions prejudician to national
integration) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to
provoke breach of peace).
Earlier, district judge A Verma had referred the
criminal revision petition filed by advocate Murad Ali to the
CJM for hearing.
Ali had charged Thackerary and others with indulging
in violence by targeting the aspirants from Bihar for jobs in
Railways during an exam held on October 19 last year.