Shivani Pandey-

Published on August 25, 2021, at 15:06 IST

A Court at Mahad in Maharashtra while permitting Bail to Union Minister Narayan Rane stated that his arrest made over his remarks against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was ‘valid’, but a Custodial Interrogation was not important.

“Considering the reason for arrest and other reasons, I found that the arrest is justified”, Magistrate S S Patil asserted in the Order.

The Order was passed by the Magistrate’s Court on the late night of August 24 and a detailed copy was provided on August 25.

The Court considered the fact that few sections under which the Union Minister was booked were Non-Bailable, but were not punishable with death or life.

“Considering these factors, no prejudice would be caused to the prosecution if the accused is released on bail, the accused shall not commit a similar type of offence”, the Court remarked.

Mr Rane was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for his remarks that he would have slapped Uddhav Thackeray for allegedly not knowing the year of  Nation’s Independence.

The Police sought Mr Rane’s custody for seven days which the Magistrate denied and remanded him to Judicial Custody till September 4 instead.

Mr Rane was granted Bail on a surety of Rs. 15,000 and was ordered to appear before the Office of Superintendent of Police in Alibaug on August 30 and September 13.

Mr Rane has four FIRs registered against himself in Maharashtra over his remarks, which instigated a political row and protests across the State on Tuesday.

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