Navneet Rana and Ravi Rana are yet to get relief from the Sessions court. The bail plea of the Rana couple will now be heard in court on April 29. Let us tell you that by 29, the Maharashtra government has to file a reply.
Here, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has sought details regarding the arrest of Independent MP Navneet Rana in Mumbai. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha has asked the Maharashtra government to respond in this regard within 24 hours.
Let us tell you that Navneet Rana wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in which she said that his arrest by Mumbai Police is illegal. The woman MP also alleged "inhuman treatment" in police custody. The details of the incident have been sought by the Speaker through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Navneet Rana, Lok Sabha member from Amravati, in a letter sent on Sunday, has demanded strict action against Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey and also claimed that action has been taken against her and her husband on the instructions of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Let us tell you that Navneet Rana and her MLA-husband Ravi Rana were arrested on Saturday after giving a call to recite 'Hanuman Chalisa' outside Chief Minister Thackeray's private residence 'Matoshree' in Mumbai.
The Rana couple is currently in jail. The Lok Sabha Secretariat on Monday sought detailed information from the Maharashtra government within 24 hours following the allegations levelled by Independent MP Navneet Rana on the state police.
An aide of the MP said in Amaravati that the secretariat has sent a letter to the Union Home Ministry. Hitting out at the Shiv Sena, which leads the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state, the MP said the Uddhav Thackeray-led party has gone back on its Hindutva principle to carry forward the ideology of other allies of the ruling alliance.
He said that the Shiv Sena had contested the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections against the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) but formed an alliance with these parties after the elections and the move was motivated by its desire to get the chief minister's post.
MP Navneet Rana has said in the letter that the arrest of her and her husband by the Mumbai Police is illegal and referred to the sedition charge against them (section 124-A of the IPC). The MP spoke of being kept in 'lock-up' without any reason and not getting drinking water in police custody. She alleged that she was mistreated based on his caste. In the letter, Navneet Rana has demanded action against the top police officers of Mumbai for his arrest.