Raj Thackeray sent to 14 days judicial custody (Lead)

October 21st, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Raj ThackerayMumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was Tuesday sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Mumbai court for an attack by his party’s activists on north Indians appearing for a railway exam in neighbouring Kalyan district. However, he secured bail in the case of attack on the candidates in Bandra.MNS workers had Sunday attacked non-Maharashtrians appearing for a railway board recruitment examination in several parts of the state. Thackeray was arrested from Ratnagiri, about 250 km from here, early Tuesday.

Thackeray was presented before a magistrate in the Bandra court, who granted him bail on a surety of Rs.15,000 in the case of attack on north Indian candidates in Chetna College in Bandra.

However, the MNS chief was sent to judicial custody till Nov 4 for the attack on non-Maharashtrians in Kalyan.

After spending a night in jail, Thackeray will Wednesday be presented before a magistrate in Kalyan, who will decide whether to grant bail or not.

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