You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Court issues NBWs against Thackeray, Parkar for non-appearance

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Delhi court today issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against Maharashtra Navanirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray and its spokesperson Shirish Parkar on a complaint about their alleged hate speeches against the people of Bihar.

The court also rejected their plea for exemption from personal appearance in the case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma issued NBWs against Thackeray and Parkar for August 24.

The ACMM had last month also directed them to appear before him in person while rejected Thackeray's plea for exemption after he had contended that he is unable to attend the court as he has been provided Y-category security.

The court had then held that he has already been provided security and so he is supposed to appear before the court.

Parkar was, however, exempted earlier due to medical resons.

The court passed the order on a complaint filed by advocate Premchandra Jaiswal, who is a member of Bihar State Bar Council, Patna, against the MNS chief's alleged hate speeches against the people of Bihar and "demeaning" their religious festival of Chhath and also his party workers initmidating them.

The case was initially filed before a court in Patna in 2008 and summoning orders and non-bailable warrants were also issued against the accused persons. The case was later transferred to Delhi in 2010 by the Supreme Court along with similar other complaints filed against Thackeray for allegedly making hate speeches on the plea of MNS chief.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, July 26 2013. 17:00 IST