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Raj Thackeray surrenders to court, gets bail

Last updated on: February 22, 2010 13:07 IST

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday surrendered before a local court in Jalgaon in a case of rioting registered against him in 2008 and was later released on bail.

Thackeray was granted bail by a judicial magistrate (first class) in Chopra area on a bond of Rs 7,000. He was accompanied by his lawyer Sayaji Nangre.

The MNS chief was arrested on October 21, 2008 in Ratnagiri in connection with a tirade launched by his party against north Indians.

Following his arrest, riots broke out in Mumbai and various parts of the state. Several cases were registered against Thackeray and his supporters.

In the case registered at the Chopra court, Raj has been booked under sections 143 (offence against public tranquility), 109 (abetment of offence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by an act which endangers human life) and 427 (mischief). Raj got the bail for all the offences.

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