Nashik: A court in Igatpuri in Nashik district of Maharashtra on Tuesday granted bail to MNS chief Raj Thackeray in connection with a 2008 case of attack on a hotel by his party workers. Thackeray appeared in Igatpuri court on Tuesday, where Judge K I Khan granted him bail.

As part of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s strident protest against north Indians in 2008, the party workers had attacked a hotel, owned by a north Indian, in Igatpuri. Police had booked six persons, including Thackeray, in this connection. Although the other accused had been acquitted by the court earlier, it had issued summons against Thackeray as he had not appeared before it.