Court extends interim relief to Raj till November 11

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Kalyan, Oct 24 (UNI) A local court today extended the interim relief granted to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in a case filed against him under the jurisdiction of the Government Railway Police (GRP) till November 11, as the prosecution sought time to file reply on his anticipatory bail application.

Extending the interim relief, Metropolitan Magistrate D A Jadhav said the matter of the presence of the accused in the court would be decided after the prosecution files its reply on November 11.

Earlier, Special Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian sought time to file reply on the petition and also prayed that at the time of the final hearing on the petition, the accused should be present in the court.

Mr Jadhav recalled the unrest outside the Kalyan court two days back, inquired about the security arrangements to be made during the next hearing. Ms Salian said that they already had elaborate plans for security arrangemnts for the next hearing.

On the last occasion, the Kalyan court had granted cash bail to Thackeray in a rioting and assault case, registered with the Manpada police station in Thane district.

After securing bail in the Manpada case, Thackeray's advocate, soon moved an anticipatory bail application in the same court. After a lengthy argument, the court granted him interim relief till today.

The MNS chief was arrested in Ratnagiri in the early hours of October 21, by a police team from Kherwadi police station in suburban Bandra, on charges of inciting attacks on candidates from North India, who were here to appear for a Railway Recruitment Board Examination on October 19.

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