court issues notice on Raj Thackeray
Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) A court in Jharkhand has issued notice
to Maharashtra police to attach the properties of Raj Thackeray,
chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), if he fails
to appear before it by April 2.
The notice was issued to Maharashtra police by Judicial Magistrate
Anil Kumar in Jamshedpur district while hearing a petition
Tuesday that accuses Thackeray of hurting the sentiments of
The same court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Thackeray
Dec 18. The MNS chief failed to appear in court despite a
warrant pending against him.
On Feb 14, Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibte Razi had given his
approval to prosecuting Raj Thackeray.
Thackeray last year spearheaded a movement against north Indians
in Maharashtra, which led to violence by his followers. This
case relates to a petition filed by lawyer Sudhir Kumar Pappu.
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