Union Minister and Rajya Sabha member Narayan Rane was on Tuesday arrested over his controversial remarks against Uddhav Thackeray in which he said he would slap the Maharashtra chief minister. Rane was arrested at Sangameshwar in Ratnagiri by a Nashik city police team that had left in the morning.
Narayan Rane was produced before the Mahad magistrate's court and granted bail around 11.30 pm. He has been asked to furnish a bail bond of Rs 15,000 and present himself at Raigad on August 30 and September 6.
BJP MLC Prasad Lad, who was with Rane at the time of the arrest, said, “We condemn the way in which Maharashtra Police and Ratnagiri SP behaved with him. He was having his food when he has manhandled and arrested…We have not been told under which section he has been arrested. We are fearing for his life.”
During a speech on Monday evening at a hall in Mahad city in Raigad, Rane had said, “It is shameful that the chief minister does not know the year of independence. He leaned back to enquire about the count of years of independence during his speech. Had I been there, I would have given (him) a tight slap.”