the Mumbai sessions court granted bail with several conditions to Lok Sabha MP from Amravati Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana in the Hanuman Chalisa row after they spent 12 days in jail.
Navneet Rana and Ravi Rana, who is an independent MLA, were arrested on April 23 from their Mumbai residence after declaring that they would recite the Hanuman Chalisa outside Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's home in Bandra.
According to their lawyer Rizwan Merchant, the duo shall be released on a bail of Rs 50,000 each. They have been ordered not to speak to the media pertaining to the case under investigations and refrain from tampering with evidence, etc.
Ahead of the bail on Wednesday, Navneet Rana who was arrested on charges of sedition and promoting enmity was shifted from the Byculla Jail to the JJ Hospital for her spondylosis treatment.
Rana's lawyer provided details of her health and wrote a letter to the Superintendent of Byculla Jail on Monday stating that the BJP leader has spondylosis which is increasing due to continuously sitting and lying on the floor in jail.
He said that Rana needs to undergo a CT scan so that the doctors can understand the seriousness of her condition. He also said that the jail authorities had denied permission for the same.
"Navneet Rana has a problem of spondylosis which is increasing due to continuously sitting and lying on the floor in jail. In view of this, she was taken to JJ Hospital on 27 April. The doctor of JJ Hospital has specifically written that it is mandatory to do a CT scan of Rana so that they can understand how serious the problem of spondylosis is, but the concerned authorities did not allow for the same. Until this does not happen, it is difficult to decide what medicine or treatment should be given to Rana," the lawyer said.
The two were booked in two FIRs lodged on charges of sedition, promoting enmity, and assaulting a public servant to prevent discharge of duty.