A court in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district has granted bail to Congress MLA Nitesh Rane and 18 others, arrested for assaulting an engineer of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Rane's lawyer Sangram Desai said the accused were granted bail against a surety of 20,000 rupees each.
Rane and others were arrested on July 4 after they were caught on camera abusing NHAI deputy engineer Prakash Shedekar and pouring a bucket of mud on him in Kankavli town, protesting against pothole-riddled roads and slush on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
They were booked under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 120-b (criminal conspiracy).
Nitesh is the son of former Maharashtra chief minister and sitting Rajya Sabha MP Narayan Rane. (AIR NEWS)