Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray surrendered before an Osmanabad court in a case of rioting registered against him in 2008 and was later released on bail.
Thackeray was granted bail by a judicial magistrate in Umergaon village of Osmanabad on a bond of Rs 15,000. He was accompanied by his lawyer Sayaji Nangre. The MNS chief was arrested on October 21, 2008, in Ratnagiri in connection with an agitation launched by his party against north Indians. The party had claimed that north Indians deprived the sons of the soil
Following Thackeray's arrest, riots broke out in Mumbai, Jalgaon, Aurangabad and various other parts of the state. Several cases were registered against the MNS chief and his supporters. In the case registered at the Umergaon court, Raj has been booked under various sections of the IPC including 336 (dangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing hurt by such act), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act which endangers human life) and 109 (abatement of offence).
Thackeray got bail for all the offences.