A local court on Monday has rejected a petition of MNS president Raj Thackeray seeking exemption from personal appearance in connection with the non-bailable arrest warrant it had issued on September 30 this year.
Thackeray's counsel R K Singh and Sheta Singh pleaded that Thackeray be allowed to represent through his counsel in the Jamshedpur court as he was granted bail by the additional chief metropolitan magistrate of Mazgaon court on November 15 in Maharashtra.
The first class judicial magistrate court, A K Tiwari, rejected the petition on the ground that the petitioner failed to append the certified copy of the Mazgaon court order.
The court set December one as the next date for production of the certified copy.
The local court had issued NBW after an advocate, Hameed Raza, in June this year filed a complaint accusing Raj Thackeray of hurting religious sentiments of the people of Bihar.