HC restores contempt plea against Raj

Bombay High Court restored for hearing Wednesday a contempt petition against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray,five months after it was dismissed on November 21 last year as lawyer-petitioner Ejaz Naqvi failed to appear in court.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: April 16, 2014 11:05 am

Bombay High Court (HC) restored for hearing Wednesday a contempt petition against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray,five months after it was dismissed on November 21 last year as lawyer-petitioner Ejaz Naqvi failed to appear in court.

The petition draws the court’s attention to a remark made by Thackeray after he was denied permission to hold a Marathi food festival at Shivaji Park,a silence zone,in Dadar.

Naqvi claims the MNS chief allegedly called the HC order of April 19 last year “partisan”. HC noted that the ground would not be available for sporting activities if the seven-day festival was allowed.

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