Maharashtra: Local court issues non-bailable warrant against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in 2008 case

A case was registered against Thackeray and MNS activists over an incident of stone pelting at Dharmapuri village in Parli taluka

Press Trust of India January 06, 2022 19:18:01 IST
Maharashtra: Local court issues non-bailable warrant against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in 2008 case

File image of Raj Thackeray. ANI

A local court in Parli of Maharashtra's Beed district has issued a non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for failing to appear before it in a 2008 case registered against him.

A case was registered against Thackeray and MNS activists under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 427 (mischief causing damage) and other relevant provisions of the IPC over an incident of stone pelting at Dharmapuri village in Parli taluka.

Thackeray was arrested on 22 October, 2008, following which MNS activists had staged a protest and pelted stones on MSRTC buses in Dharmapuri village, damaging one of the vehicles.

The Parli police had investigated the case and filed a chargesheet against Thackeray and his supporters in court.

The MNS chief and activists were granted bail in the case. However, Thackeray had failed to appear before the Parli court consistently.

Taking a serious note of his absence, First Class Magistrate M M More-Pavde issued a non-bailable warrant against Thackeray.

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