Amravati MP Navneet Rana and MLA Ravi Rana sent to 14 Days Judicial Custody
In a new turn of political row the recital of Hanunam Chalisa outside “Matoshree” residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s private residence `Matoshree’ has sparked problem for
Amravati MP Navneet Rana and MLA Ravi Rana.
The Holiday and Sunday Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, Bandra, have sent the Ranas to 14-day judicial custody.
Sources reveal that Rane’s were shifted to Santacruz police lock-up in the night.
However, Rizwan Merchant, Lawyer to the Rane’s, is filing for their bail application after the court ordered 14 days of judicial custody till 29 April.
Earlier, Ranas were booked under IPC Section 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), and section 135 of the Mumbai Police Act (violation of prohibitory orders of police).
In the FIR the police added IPC section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) in the FIR registered against Ranas.
In this month, Ravi Rana had demanded that Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, recite the Hanuman Chalisa at his residence on Hanuman Jayanti, and announced that if the CM did not do so, he would go to ‘Matoshree’ and recite it.
News Edit: K.V.Raman