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Following a disagreement over the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa, the Mumbai Police filed an appeal in a special court here on Monday to have the bail granted to independent MP Navneet Rana and her MLA-husband Ravi Rana revoked.

The police wanted the couple's bail to be revoked because they reportedly broke one of the terms imposed by the special court when they were granted bail last week. The Mumbai Police argued in court that a non-bailable warrant should be issued against the pair.

After that, the Mumbai Sessions Court issued a notice to MLA Ravi Rana and his wife, MP Navneet Rana, asking them to explain why a Non-Bailable Warrant should not be issued against them because they allegedly violated the bail conditions.

The Mumbai police arrested Navneet Rana, a Lok Sabha member from Amravati in Maharashtra, and her husband Ravi Rana, a legislator from Badnera in Amravati, on April 23 after they announced that they would recite the Hanuman Chalisa outside Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's private residence 'Matoshree' in Bandra.

They were charged with sedition and inciting hatred amongst different communities.

The pair was granted bail on May 4 by a special court, with restrictions that included not committing another crime and not speaking to the media.

The suburban Khar police, through special public prosecutor Pradip Gharat, submitted an application on Monday asking the court to revoke the couple's release since they allegedly broke the stipulation of not speaking to the media.

"The accused men (Navneet Rana and Ravi Rana) have given media interviews since their release, in violation of the special court's restriction imposed when they were granted bail. We want the bail to be revoked, a warrant issued for the accused, that they be put into custody right away," Gharat  said.