Hanuman Chalisa Row: Rana couple court hearing posted on June 15
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Mumbai : Amravati parliamentary constituency MP Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana were on Wednesday granted relief by the Mumbai Sessions Court in a bailable violation case.
In the Mumbai Sessions Court, the state government had applied for cancellation of bail granted to Navneet and Ravi for violating bailable conditions and sending them to police custody again. On this application, the Sessions Court has ordered the police not to take strict action against the couple. Also, the hearing of this matter has been adjourned till June 15.
The Rana couple were arrested on April 23 by the police on charges of sedition regarding the Hanuman Chalisa controversy. The Mumbai Sessions Court had granted conditional bail to both of them on May 2. The court had directed the Rana couple not to speak in front of the media and not to hold press conferences on the issue. Despite this, after being discharged from Lilavati Hospital on May 8, Navneet attacked the Chief Minister in front of the media.
While addressing the journalists outside the Lilavati Hospital, both of them had said that them are ready to spend 14 days in jail for 14 days for Hanuman Chalisa. Along with this, Navneet had said that if Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has the courage, then he should contest against me from any district of the state. Ravi Rana had also criticized the state government.
Public prosecutor Deepak Gharat told the court that Rana had violated the conditions of the couple's court. Rana couple's lawyer Rizwan Merchant said that Navneet is currently busy with parliamentary work in Delhi, so time should be given for hearing the matter.