Thane, Jun 29: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray surrendered before railway police here Monday in connection with a case of inciting violence against north Indian students appearing for a railway recruitment exam in October last year.
He surrendered before Kalyan Railway Police as per an order of the Bombay High Court and was immediately put under arrest, an MNS worker said.
Thousands of MNS supporters thronged Kalyan in Thane district, 80 km from the state capital Mumbai, and police deployed massive security to ward off any trouble.
The high court had last week cancelled the anticipatory bail by a Kalyan court in the matter and ordered Thackeray to surrender by June-end.
Shortly after his surrender, Thackeray's lawyers moved for bail. It is expected to come up for hearing in the afternoon at the Kalyan court.