Narayan Rane claims Uddhav Thackeray used 'unpalatable' words for Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath

By PTI

ALIBAUG: Union minister Narayan Rane, who faces a case over his objectionable comment against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, appeared before the police in Raigad district on Monday as per a court order.

The BJP leader arrived here, the headquarters of Raigad district located around 100km from Mumbai, at around 3 pm and went straight to the office of superintendent of police (SP). After sometime, Rane came out and told the waiting mediapersons that he appeared before the SP in accordance with an order given by a court at Mahad near here last month.

He left the spot without speaking further with reporters. The Raigad BJP had put up hoardings in the coastal town to welcome Rane. Police personnel were also deployed at different spots in the town. Rane was arrested on August 25 for a comment about “slapping” Thackeray.

He was granted bail hours later by the court at Mahad. A magistrate, while granting the Union minister bail, had directed him to appear before the SP on August 30 and September 13. However, Rane did not appear before the police on August 30 citing ill health.