Union minister Narayan Rane was arrested on Tuesday afternoon over his ‘would have slapped chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’ comment and being taken to Mahad the place he was prone to be produced earlier than a court docket, Maharashtra police sources stated.

Cases had been registered towards the BJP chief at Mahad in coastal Raigad district in addition to at Nashik and Pune as his controversial comment accusing Thackeray of not realizing the yr of India’s independence set off indignant protests by employees of the ruling Shiv Sena.

He was taken into custody at Galavali in Ratnagiri district throughout his ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’, and first taken to Sangameshwar police station.

A group of Nashik police too had got down to take his custody, however Rane was handed over to Raigad police round 2.45 pm in reference to the FIR registered at Mahad, 160 km from Mumbai, a police official stated.

He was prone to be produced earlier than court docket at Mahad both on Tuesday or Wednesday, police sources stated.

The First Information Report at Mahad has been registered underneath IPC sections 189 (menace of damage to public servant), 504 (intentional insult to impress breach of public peace), and 505 (statements conducive to public mischief). His supporters staged protests close to the Sangameshwar police station after the arrest. After he was taken into custody, a health care provider checked him. A BJP chief claimed that Rane had hypertension and sugar ranges and medical doctors suggested that he must be hospitalized as he’s additionally a diabetes affected person. The arrest adopted Rane’s assertion focusing on chief minister Thackeray in Raigad district in the course of the Jan Ashirwad Yatra on Monday. It is shameful that the chief minister doesn’t know the yr of independence. He leaned again to investigate concerning the rely of years of independence throughout his speech. Had I been there, I might have given (him) a decent slap, Rane had stated.

The former chief minister claimed that Thackeray forgot the yr of independence throughout his August 15 tackle.


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