Mumbai: A particular court docket right here on Wednesday granted bail to Self sustaining MP Navneet Rana and her MLA-husband Ravi Rana, who were arrested following a row over the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa.
The couple was once arrested on April 23 by the Mumbai police following their public declaration of reciting the Hanuman Chalisa outside Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s non-public procedure ‘Matoshree’ in Bandra situation right here.
They were booked beneath various provisions of the IPC, in conjunction with charges of sedition and selling enmity.
On Wednesday, particular think R N Rokade allowed their bail plea.
The court docket said the applicants shall now not commit a identical offence whereas on bail, and never tackle the clicking on any enviornment linked to the case.
The couple had of their bail plea, filed thru advocates Rizwan Provider provider and Abad Ponda, claimed that the call to recite the Hanuman Chalisa outside ‘Matoshree’, the CM’s non-public procedure, can’t be said to be an act to promote emotions of enmity or hatred and the price beneath IPC fragment 153(A) can’t be sustained.
They additionally submitted that by no stretch of imagination, can the acts of the applicants be acknowledged to portray the offence of sedition.
The police, represented by particular public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat, had hostile the bail plea, asserting whereas on the face of it the couple’s conception regarded innocent, then again it was once, truly, a substantial space to grunt the ruling govt.
The police claimed that the opposition BJP within the disclose and political opponents of Thackeray were attempting to build an atmosphere to cloak that the manager minister was once towards Hindus and never sponsoring the clarification for Hinduism.