A Jamshedpur court on Tuesday ordered the attachment of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s property in a case related to hurting of sentiments of Biharis.
The court also issued an advertisement on the attachment of property that would be sent to the Mumbai police commissioner.
The MNS refused to comment on the issue. “Although we have heard of the order, we have got no written confirmation,” said MNS spokesperson Nitin Sardesai.
“It is too premature to comment,” he added.
Thackeray is accused of making ‘flagrant’ speeches against Biharis at Shanmukhanand Auditorium on his party’s foundation day function on March 9, 2007.
Jamshedpur-based advocate Sudhir Kumar Pappu submitted a written complaint against Thackeray. On not getting a response, he lodged his complaint in the court of judicial magistrate D.C. Avasthi. After Raj Thackeray approached the Supreme Court, the case was transferred to the Jharkhand High Court.
Pappu filed a plea in the trial court on January 16, 2008, under Section 82 of the Criminal Procedure Code seeking attachment proceedings against Thackeray.
The MNS chief had failed to appear in the court despite reminders sent to the Mumbai police on the execution of non-bailable warrants issued against him several times.
The court had earlier turned down Pappu’s plea on the ground that it had not received the execution report on the non-bailable warrant issued.
It has postponed the case’s hearing till April 2.
Earlier, the MNS leader had sought relief from the apex court in a similar case lodged by another advocate, Hamid Raza Khan, in February last year.