Nashik, Maharashtra – In a significant development, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut has been booked by the police for allegedly creating discord between the police and the public. Raut’s remarks questioning the legitimacy of the Maharashtra government have drawn widespread attention and prompted a suo moto cognizance by the police.
A case registered in Mumbai Naka Police Station u/s 505(1)(b) of IPC against Uddhav faction leader and MP Sanjay Raut for allegedly creating discord between the police and the public by his statement,” Nashik City Police said.
IPC Section 505 (1) (b) deals with the ‘intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility’.
Officials said that Police have taken suo moto cognizance of Raut’s remarks and an FIR was registered at Nashik’s Mumbai Naka police station.
“Sanjay Raut in a statement against the state government said that the present government is illegal and their orders should not be followed,” they said.
“Further investigation is underway,” they added.