There is a hearing in the case related to Union Minister Narayan Rane in the Bombay High Court. Narayan Rane has filed a petition to quash the case against him. Rane made an objectionable statement of slapping Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He was arrested by Ratnagiri Police yesterday (Tuesday, 24 August) on his statement given in Mahad.
After this, the Mahad police brought him and presented him in the Mahad court. Late night in the Mahad court, the magistrate accepted his bail plea. Today, the Bombay High Court is hearing a petition filed to quash the case against him.
Four cases are registered against Rane in Pune, Nashik, Thane and Mahad. The petition to quash all the cases reported against Rane was filed in the Mumbai High Court. There is a hearing on this in the Bombay High Court today. A team of lawyers came out of Narayan Rane’s house on Wednesday morning. The team of lawyer Aniket Nikam completed the necessary paperwork and other formalities and reached the court for the hearing.
Narayan Rane troubles remain.
Meanwhile, Rane’s troubles have not diminished. Now the Nashik Police has sent him a notice. He has been asked to appear at the police station on September 2. This notice has also been sent in connection with the statement made by Narayan Rane slapping CM Uddhav Thackeray.
Bail granted in Mahad court like this.
Earlier yesterday, after Narayan Rane was arrested, Mahad police produced him in Mahad court. After a hearing that lasted from 45 minutes to an hour, the Mahad court granted bail to Narayan Rane. He was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 15,000. While granting bail, the Mahad court also put some conditions.
The court said that in the meantime, the audio sample of Narayan Rane would be taken. But if a voice sample is taken, Rane will be given a notice seven days in advance. This condition has also been laid that Narayan Rane will have to attend the Raigad crime branch for two days (August 30 and September 13).
Rane was granted bail with a warning that he would not repeat such a mistake in future. Earlier, the court also turned down the demand for police custody for seven days and granted bail, giving relief to Rane. After the bail was granted, Narayan Rane left Mahad for his Juhu residence in Mumbai.
What did the lawyers of both sides say in the pre-bail arguments?
In the pre-bail argument before the magistrate in Mahad court, there was a strong argument between public prosecutor Bhushan Salvi and Rane’s lawyer Rajendra Shirodkar. The public prosecutor termed Narayan Rane’s statement as very serious and reiterated the demand for seven days of police custody.
The public prosecutor said that an attempt was made to damage the image of the Chief Minister in Rane’s statement. At the same time, Rane’s lawyer said that after a statement of Rane, many rules and laws were violated. No notice was given before arresting Rane. Not only this, the sections under which Narayan Rane has been charged.
That, too, is wrong and motivated by political motives. Rane’s lawyer said that whatever statement Rane gave was given in a public place, and in common parlance, such sentences are often told. What is the need for custody in such a case? Citing Rane’s health reasons, Rane’s lawyer also appealed for a grant of bail. The court accepted the arguments of Rane’s lawyer and granted bail to Narayan Rane.