Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former Congress MP Nilesh Rane, who has been accused of assaulting a worker of the grand old party.
 
The High Court asked the son of former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane to surrender by May 23.
 
A vacation bench of Justice M.S. Karnik had on Thursday deferred hearing on the anticipatory bail petition filed by Nilesh and allowed him to amend his petition in the assault case.
 
Rane and four others are accused of kidnapping and assaulting Chiplun Taluka’s Congress chief Sandeep Sawant earlier in April.
 
Rane’s personal assistant Tushar Panchal and his bodyguard Manish Singh have also been named as co-accused in the case registered at the Thane Police Station.