In a move that may spell trouble for MNS president Raj Thackeray, Government Railway Police (GRP) have approached a Kalyan court, seeking cancellation of the bail granted to him in a case related to his party's violent agitation against north Indians in 2008.
"The Kalyan Railway Police have moved the Railway court seeking cancellation of bail and the next date of hearing is March 1," said M D Pawar, Assistant Commissioner of GRP.
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray at Sahayadri guest house in Malabar Hill to discuss toll issue with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday. Pic/BIPIN KOKATE
MNS is currently in the midst of an agitation against toll levy on roads in the state.
According to the police, when Thackeray was granted the bail, one of the conditions put in by the court was not to disturb 'public peace and tranquillity'.
"However, MNS workers had resorted to violence and vandalism against toll booths after Thackeray said in a speech in the last week of January that his party workers should not pay the toll," said a GRP officer.
GRP's contention is that this amounts to breach of the bail condition.
The application was moved in the first week of February.
The case against Thackeray is related to MNS workers' attack on north Indian candidates who had come to Kalyan in neighbouring Thane district for railway recruitment examination on October 16, 2008. He is accused of having instigated the attack.