A special court was informed by the police that that it would not take any action in a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against Lok Sabha MP Navneet Rana and her father in the fake caste certificate case till November 19.
The Metropolitan Magistrate PI Mokashi issued a NBW to the father -daughter duo on November 7.
Rana, who is an Independent MP from Amravati in Maharashtra, had asked for a stay on the proceedings of the magistrate court as the matter related to the case is pending in the Supreme Court.
As the investigating officer was not available in the Court,the prosecution sought time to file its response.
Rizwan Merchant who is the lawyer of Navneet Rana has urged the court to grant interim relief to the MP and her father. The prosecution has submitted that till the reply is filed, they would not execute the warrant.
The submissions on record were taken by the Special judge R N Rokade who has adjourned the matter till November 19 for a hearing (and the reply from police).
As per the complaint at the Mulund police station in Mumbai, Rana and her father had allegedly forged documents to obtain a caste certificate as the Amravati seat is reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates.
In 2021, the caste certificate issued to Rana was cancelled on the ground satht it was obtained fraudulently using fabricated documents.
The father-daughter duo challenged the high courts order in the apex court.