Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray had been summoned by the Kalyan court as he was not present for hearing of two issues on the provided dates. The court had issued an arrest warrant against the party chief if he did not present himself before the court on June 7. To avoid this arrest, he came to court on Saturday.
In October 2008, MNS party workers had attacked the Central Railway's entrance exam centre at Kalyan and Dombivli. For this, along with the MNS chief, 16 others were also accused of creating violence.
Similarly in 2011, during the civic elections of Kalyan and Dombivli, a case was registered against Thackeray for not maintaining the election code of conduct.
As Thackeray was missing during the hearing of both these cases, a summon was issued to him and when he appeared at court on Saturday, he was fined Rs1,000 for both the cases. Meanwhile, Thackeray's lawyer have asked for an exception to appear for the attack at the exam centre incident. Hearing for the same has been kept for June 9, as there were many MNS workers present within the court premises on
Saturday. Police had also kept a strict vigil throughout the court proceedings. On his return from the court, MNS chief stopped at the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation headquarters to congratulate the newly-appointed commissioner Ramnath Sonawane.