Union minister Narayan Rane, who was arrested for his controversial remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, was granted bail late Tuesday night. Narayan Rane has been granted bail by a court in Mahad in Raigad district. However, he has been granted bail with certain conditions. On the other hand, after getting bail, Rane tweeted ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Four FIRs were registered against him in Maharashtra over Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Rane’s remarks. He was arrested by Ratnagiri police on Tuesday afternoon.
Public prosecutor gave this argument
After his arrest, Rane was produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate Shekhbabaso S Patil at 10.45 pm. Public prosecutor Bhushan Salvi requested to send BJP leader Rane to seven-day police custody for further investigation. If a conspiracy has been hatched to tarnish the reputation of the Chief Minister, then it is important to investigate the matter, he said.
Reference to Narayan Rane’s health
Opposing this, advocates Aniket Nikam and Bhau Salunkhe, appearing for Rane, argued that he was not in good health. Rane, aged 69, was cited as having diabetes and high blood pressure.
The arrest was said to be illegal
Nikam further said that the section of the Indian Penal Code under which the case has been registered against Rane provides for punishment of less than seven years, so the detention is unnecessary. He also claimed that Rane’s arrest was illegal as he was not summoned under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure before his arrest.
Released on a bond of 15,000
The court, after hearing both the sides, refused to send the Union minister to police custody. Instead decided to send him to judicial custody. But on the application of bail by his lawyers, Rane was granted bail on a surety of Rs 15,000.
Will not give any such statement in future
The court directed Rane to appear before the Mahad police station on August 30 and September 13. Apart from this, the conditions of bail also include a condition that Rane will not make any such statement in future.
Police station will have to come for audio investigation
Rane will have to come to the police station once to check the audio of Rane’s controversial statement. For this, the police will inform them seven days in advance and Rane will cooperate in this. Rane has been warned not to try to tamper with documents and evidence.
Case registered against Rane in these sections
A case has been registered against Rane in Mahad under sections 189 (threatening to cause harm to public servant) and 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (statement relating to mischief in public) of the Indian Penal Code. Gaya.
Narayan Rane gave this statement
Rane had claimed that in his Independence Day address, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray forgot how many years have passed since the country’s independence. During the Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Raigad district on Monday, Rane said, “It is shameful that the Chief Minister does not know how many years have passed since independence. During the speech, he was seen looking back and asking about this. Had I been there, I would have given him a hard slap.
[Attribution to NBT]