Bail to Rana couple: Court’s warning – there should be no dispute again; Navneet reached hospital from jail, BMC team present at home

Mumbai37 minutes ago

An FIR has been registered against Rana couple under section 135 of Bombay Police Act along with section 15A, and 353 of IPC.

Amaravati Independent MP Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana, imprisoned behind bars in Byculla jail on charges of sedition since April 23, have been granted bail by a Mumbai sessions court. On 30 April itself, the court had reserved its judgment in this case till 2 May. The court has given conditional bail and said that the Rana couple will not do any more such dispute in the coming time.

Apart from this, they will not tamper with the evidence and will not hold any press conference in this whole matter. Both have been given this bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000. Meanwhile, Navneet Rana has been released from Byculla jail. She has reached JJ Hospital in Mumbai for treatment. Navneet had complained of back pain only late at night.

BMC team reached to investigate illegal construction of Rane couple's house.

BMC team reached to investigate illegal construction of Rane couple’s house.

At the same time, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has reached outside the flat of Rana couple in Khar. Earlier, the BMC had pasted a notice outside the house, in which it was asked to inspect the flat on Wednesday and investigate the illegal construction. If any illegal construction is found in the flat, then the work of removing it will be done by the breaking squad of BMC.

Waiting for full court order

Navneet Rana, an independent MP from Amravati.  (file photo)

Navneet Rana, an independent MP from Amravati. (file photo)

Navneet Rana’s lawyer Rizwan Merchant said about the condition of going out of Mumbai – So far only the operative portion of the order has come to us. Whether we will be able to go to Amravati or not, it can be said only when we will have the complete order. Due to the extended time on Monday, the remaining judge of the Civil and Sessions Court of Mumbai, R. N. Rokade could not get his order completed.

An FIR has been registered against Rana couple under Section 15A, 353 of IPC as well as Section 135 of Bombay Police Act. Apart from this, a case of 124A, ie sedition, is also registered against the Rana couple. Both were arrested after a call to read Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree, the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The Bombay High Court has refused to quash a case registered against him.

Police opposed bail

During the debate on Friday, the lawyers of both the sides had presented their arguments for about two and a half hours. The Rana couple is accused of inciting religious sentiments and sedition. Apart from this, there is also an allegation of obstructing government work against him in another FIR.

Advocates Rizwan Merchant and Abad Ponda presented arguments on behalf of the Rana couple, while public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat, appearing for Mumbai’s Khar Police, opposed the bail plea.

Side placed in court by Mumbai Police
Opposing the bail in the court, Mumbai Police said that Navneet Rana has a serious allegation. The government’s argument is that the Rana couple can influence the case by getting out of jail. It was also said on behalf of the police that despite the notice of Section 149, the Rana couple openly challenged the state government in an interview. The matter is not as straightforward and simple as it is being told.

The purpose of the Rana couple was not just to read Hanuman Chalisa. His motive was to present a challenge to the Thackeray government by disturbing the law and order. The Rana couple were plotting to challenge the existence of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the state.

When the police had already tried to stop him by giving him a notice under section 149, why did he insist on going outside Matoshree to read Hanuman Chalisa? Because they were trying to create a state of anarchy.

This was the argument of the defense
On the other hand, the lawyer of Rana couple, while presenting the argument, said that Rana couple is a responsible citizen and will abide by every condition. During the hearing, the lawyer also questioned the sedition charge leveled. During this, the lawyer also referred to the 8-year-old daughter of the Rana couple. The Rana couple said in the petition that the charge under Section 153 (A) could not be maintained as the petitioners had no intention to create hatred by reciting Hanuman Chalisa near the private residence of the Chief Minister.

Because of this the controversy started
The whole controversy started when Navneet Rana announced that she would recite Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree, the house of CM Uddhav Thackeray. After the announcement, hundreds of Shivsena workers demonstrated against Navneet Rana. After which Navneet Rana, MP from Amravati Lok Sabha seat and husband Ravi Rana, MLA from Badnera, although canceled their plan to recite Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree on April 23, but the police arrested them and sent them to jail. Currently, he is in judicial custody till May 6.

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