Pune: Former Rajya Sabha MP and associate BJP member Sanjay Kakade was arrested by Pune Police in an alleged connection with notorious gangster Gajanan Marne. According to multiple reports, Bund Garden Police arrested Kakde on the charges of providing vehicles for Marne to carry out procession when he was released from the jail two months back.
Kakade is booked under Sections 290, 506, 120 (B) of IPC (Indian Penal Code) with Section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act and Section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act.
Gajanan Marne was booked on charges of taking out procession on the Pune-Mumbai expressway after his release from Taloja jail on on February 15.
Marne was arrested by Pune Rural Police from Satara district on March 6.
The 44-year-old was detained under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act. Gajanan Marne and members from his gang were released from jail in February after being acquitted by the special MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) court in two cases of murder. After releasing from the jail, he and his members had taken out a procession from Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai to Pune. According to police officers, there were 250- 300 vehicles, including multiple vehicles, in the procession.
The gangster and his accomplices had also recorded this procession with the help of a drone camera. The procession was carried out for almost 126 kms distance in which a group of 300 vehicles was seen in the video which had gone viral on social media. The suspects even tried to terrorise people and congested traffic in Pune.
Marne is already booked under Sections 188, 143, 286 of Indian Penal Code along with Section 37(1) with 135 of Maharashtra Police Act and Section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act.