Narayan Rane gets bail hours after his arrest in Nashik
New Delhi : Union Minister Narayan Rane was granted bail soon after he was produced before a magistrate court at Mahad in Raigad district, some 160 km from Mumbai. Earlier in the day, Nashik Police had arrested him for his controversial remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Rane was arrested in a dramatic way when the police arrived at his residence while he was eating food, later he was produced before magistrate Shaikhbabaso Patil by the Mahad police.
A total of four FIRs were filed against Rane across Maharashtra for his remark that he would have slapped Uddhav Thackeray over the latter’s alleged ignorance of the year of India’s independence.
The FIR at Mahad was registered under IPC sections 189 (threat of injury to public servant), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of public peace) and 505 (statements conducive to public mischief).
Rane was taken into custody at Golwali, the ancestral village of former RSS chief Sadashivrao Golwalkar ‘Guuji’ in Ratnagiri district during his `Jan Ashirwad Yatra’, and taken to Sangameshwar police station. He was then handed over to Raigad police around 2.45 pm in connection with the FIR registered at Mahad, 160 km from Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Rane defended himself and said by saying something he has not committed a crime.
“I haven’t committed any crime. You should verify and show it on TV or else I will file a case against you (media). Despite not committing any crime, the media is showing speculative news about my ‘imminent’ arrest. Do you think I am a normal (ordinary) man,” Rane said.