MNS' chief appeal deferred till November 14

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Ranchi, Oct 25 (UNI) The Jharkhand High Court today deferred till November 14 the hearing on a plea by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on an arrest warrant issued against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of people and making provocative speeches.

A single bench of B K Sinha fixed the hearing to November 14, Mr Thackeray's counsel Neeraj Rai said.

The MNS Chief had moved to the High Court against a non-bailable arrest warrant issued by a Jamshedpur court on September 30.

Hamid Raza, a lawyer of Jamshedpur, had filed a case against Mr Thackeray on February two this year.

''Raj Thackeray talked nonsense about Chhath Puja on January 30 this year. He had tried to hurt the religious sentiments and his statement had caused violence against outsiders,'' he said.

The court took cognizance of the case and issued the arrest warrant and directed him to appear before the court on or before November 17.

Another arrest warrant issued by another court of Jamshedpur is also pending against Raj Thackeray.

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