A complaint case was on Wednesday filed against Maharastra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray at a court in Jharkhand in connection with the party activists beating up North Indian candidates appearing for railway recruitment examination in Mumbai.
An advocate Rakesh Ranjan filed the case in the court of the chief judicial magistrate urging it to take cognisance of the complaint and send a notice to Thackeray.
The complainant accused the MNS chief of inciting violence that caused the death of a youth during the violence on Sunday.
The charges levelled against the MNS chief are under section 302 (murder), 109 (abetment of any offence), 307 (attempt to murder), 120b (criminal conspiracy), 124a (sedition), 153a (promoting enmity between classes in place of worship), 153 b (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration,) 295a (maliciously insulting the religion or the religious beliefs of any class) and 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of the peace).
Admitting the case, the court transferred it to the sub-divisional judicial court.