Final hearing on Raj Thackeray case on November 14

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Ranchi, Oct 25 (UNI) Jharkhand High court today fixed November 14 for the final hearing of the petition, filed by MNS president Raj Thackeray in connection with hurting religious sentiments and making provocative speech.

Mr Justice D K Sinha passed the order while hearing a writ petition, filed by Mr Thackeray.

The MNS president's lawyers pleaded before the court that their client's personal appearance in the court should be exempted and the complaint case of Jamshedpur should not proceed until the final investigation of Maharashtra cases was completed because similar nature of cases was lodged in that state.

Earlier, the district court, Jamshedpur, rejected the petition, filed by Mr Thackeray.

He later filed a petion in the High Court gainst that order.

Amit Kumar Das appearing on behalf of the complainant contended that Mr Thackeray hurt the sentiments of public at large and used unparliamentary language against Hindi-speaking people.

The lower court, Jamshedpur, had issued non-bailable warrant against Mr Thackeray but till date the MNS president had not been arrested by Maharastra police in this case.

UNI XC-PRS SJC RD 1738

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