A local court in western Maharashtra’s Sangli district on Friday rejected Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s plea seeking discharge in a 2008 case related to a protest organized by his party’s workers.
MNS workers had staged protest in Shirala in the district against Thackeray’s arrest in Mumbai, and a case under IPC sections related to unlawful assembly and breach of peace was registered.
The FIR also named Thackeray besides nine others.
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Assistant public prosecutor Ranjit Patil opposed the discharge plea and stated that it can not be decided till all the witnesses depose.
The court upheld his argument, Patil said in a statement here.
MNS had staged a state-wide agitation demanding preference for Marathi youth in railway jobs and Thackeray had been arrested over the issue.