Anticipatory bail for Thane BJP functionary and 3 others in attack case

THANE, Feb 1: The Thane district court on Wednesday granted pre-arrest bail to four persons, including a local BJP functionary, booked for molestation and other charges during a fight over putting up a banner last year.
Additional sessions court judge AS Bhagwat granted the relief to Prashant Jadhav, the BJP functionary, his father Harishchandra Jadhav, Dattaram Parab, and Dhananjay Kavle.
A case was registered against them on New Year’s eve on a complaint filed by a former woman corporator of Shiv Sena in Thane city.
Jadhav later filed a cross-complaint against the ex-corporator and others associated with Shiv Sena (Balasahebanchi) faction headed by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
Jadhav’s counsel told the court the FIR against his client was false and an “afterthought”. (PTI)