MNS chief moves from one police station to another for inquiry

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Mumbai, Oct 23 (UNI) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray has literally found himself in a 'Legal Soup', as he started his day today by attending various police stations in the city.

Mr Thackeray was released on bail yesterday by a Kalyan court in a rioting case and reached home at around 1800 hrs after spending 38 hours with police, including a night in Dombivli's Manpada police lock-up.

The MNS chief reached the Kherwadi police station at around 1030 hrs to make attendence following the Bandra Metropolitan Court's order to attend police station for seven days between 1100 and 1200 hrs.

Thereafter, he rushed to Kalyan Railway police station for inquiry into the rampage and assault on North Indian candidates, who had come here to appear for Railway Board Examination on October 19.

While granting interim relief yesterday, Kalyan Metropolitan Magistrate D A Jadhav had directed Mr Thackeray to appear before railway police till tomorrow for inquiry into the case.

More than 60 cases have been registered against the MNS chief under verious sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) including assault, giving provoking speech or interview to mediapersons and threat.

His battery of lawyers will file the reply today in Vikhroli court on the showcause notice issued by the court yesterday. The court has asked why his (Mr Thackeray's) bail, granted to him in February this year, should not be cancelled for violating the court's directive, on the state government's plea. In the notice, the court has asked MNS chief to personally remain present in the court.

While granting bail on February 13 this year, Magistrate S J Sharma had stated that Raj Thackeray should never in his political career, in capacity of a political leader, breach peace and tranquility in the state.

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