A Bokaro court on Saturday issued a non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, accused of fomenting enmity among classes through his anti-North Indian campaign, and asked the Maharastra police to arrest and produce him at the earliest.
Judicial magistrate, B K Tiwari, issued the order after Thackeray failed to appear before the court despite issuance of notices following a complaint case against him.
This was the fifth arrest warrant against Raj Thackeray, who is facing eight complaint cases in five Jharkhand districts, almost all the cases of the same nature.
An advocate Ranjit Giri lodged the complaint with the police against him on February one, 2008, in a Bokaro court, accusing him of promoting enmity between classes (153A IPC) and imputations and assertions prejudicial to national intergration (153B).
The case was lodged when the MNS chief had launched diatribes against Hindi-speaking people.