Raigad Court grants bail to Union Minister Narayan Rane in Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray defamation case

By Nandini Chaturvedi

A Magistrate  Court at Mahad in the Raigad region of Maharashtra has allowed bail to Union Minister Narayan Rane in one of the First Information Report (FIR) documented against him for supposedly offering defamatory expressions against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

As of now, there are four FIRs stopped against Rane. Aside from the FIR at Mahad, the three different FIRs are Pune, Nashik and Thane. The FIRs were held up for offences under Sections 500 (slander), 505(2) (explanations prompting naughtiness) 153A (elevating hatred to upset concordance) of the Indian Penal Code.  Rane was created before Judicial Magistrate Shaikhbabaso S Patil late in the evening at 9.45 pm.

Government Pleader Bhushan Salvi looked for the authority of 7 days to lead further examination for the situation.

He contended that it was critical to examine any conceivable intrigue to belittle the standing of the Chief Minister. A mindful government official like Rane offered an unreliable expression, Salvi submitted.  Contradicting the application advocates Aniket Nikam and Bhau Salunkhe showing up for Rane contended that Rane’s ailment was likewise genuine considering he was 69 years of age and experienced sugar and circulatory strain issues.

 He contended that the offences under IPC for which Rane was captured were all culpable with under 7 years and henceforth his authority was superfluous.

Nikam additionally contended that Rane’s capture was illicit as no request was given to him under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure before his capture.  It was additionally battled that the offence of Section 500 would not lie as it was a non-cognizable offence and it was not held up by the supposed casualty himself.  In the wake of hearing the legal advisors momentarily, Magistrate conceded bail to Rane and guided him to outfit a bail obligation of ₹15,000 with the guarantee of a like sum.  

On Tuesday, a meetings court at Ratnagiri is expectant bail application had been dismissed by a Sessions Court in Ratnagiri region. Rane additionally moved toward the Bombay High Court trying to suppress the different FIRs against him.  Declining to concede an earnest hearing, the High Court guided Rane’s attorney to follow due methodology for dire referencing Registry and afterwards approach the Bench for dire hearing.

The Court is probably going to hear the appeal tomorrow.