Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 8 A sessions court here today granted interim stay on the non-bailable warrant issued by a magistrate's court last month against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for his failure to appear before the lower court in connection with the hearing of an attack case since 2008. UNI | 3 months ago

The court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) had ordered Thackeray to appear before the court today.

Thackeray's lawyer Advocate Ashok Thackeray, however, filed a review petition before the court of Additional Sessions Judge S G Shettye to get the stay on the lower court's order.

After hearing the petition, the Judge granted interim stay on the non-bailable warrant issued against MNS chief in the case.

The case pertains to an attack by MNS activists who allegedly pelted stones on the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation bus at Shekata village on Aurangabad- Jalna road on October 20, 2008.

Following the incident, the targeted bus driver Ibrahim Abdul Salim Pathan had lodged a complaint with Karmad police against the MNS chief and his six supporters.

Police had filed a charge sheet in the court after the investigation.

During the course of hearing, Thackeray had remained absent though he was summoned by the court on several occasions.

Following which, Magistrate Ashok Soni had issued a non-bailable warrant against Thackeray on April 30.

(Posted on 09-05-2014)