Pune City Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said Kakde had been arrested for planning the rally. Kakde was scheduled to be produced before a court in Pune later on Wednesday afternoon.
Former Rajya Sabha MP and associate BJP member Sanjay Kakde was arrested on Wednesday by Pune City police in an ongoing investigation into a car rally held in February this year to celebrate the release of dreaded Pune gangster Gaja Marne from prison.
Several offences have been since registered against Marne (54) and his aides in connection to that rally. The one particular offence against Marne, in which Kakde has been arrested, pertains to arranging the car rally and then spreading its images and videos on social media platforms with a motive to terrorise people. The offence is registered at Bundgarden police station in Pune.