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This time Raj gets non-bailable warrants

Fresh non-bailable warrants were issued on Friday against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray by a Delhi court as he failed to appear before it to respond to two complaints accusing him of making hate speeches against north Indians, particularly Bihar natives, in 2008.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Manish Yaduvanshi ordered issuance of NBWs, returnable by 17 November, against Thackeray after he failed to appear before the court in response to summons issued on August 31 and sought exemption from personal appearance.

The court noted that the NBWs were issued against the MNS chief by courts in Jamshedpur and Muzaffarpur on 16 December, 2008 and 11 November, 2009 respectively.

Following the issuance of NBWs by Jamshedpur and Muzaffarpur courts, the Supreme Court, on a plea by Thackeray that he cannot appear before courts in Bihar and Jharkhand due to threat to his life, had transferred the cases against him to the Delhi court last year.

The ACMM, however, on Friday noted that ‘instead of applying for recall of NBWs (issued by Bihar and Jharkhand courts) and physically appearing and seeking bail, the accused has sought exemption.’
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