Chakan violence: police arrest 15, along with 3 minors; most suspects from Khed

As many as 100 vehicles were damaged with 30 of them torched during Monday’s violence in Chakan.

pune Updated: Aug 03, 2018 14:39 IST
Parth Welankar
Parth Welankar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The arrested were remanded to police custody by a local court in Shivajinagar till August 8.(Rahul Raut/HT Photo)

The Pune rural police on Thursday arrested 15 persons, besides detaining three minors, in connection with violence in Chakan on Monday, July 30, during Maratha protests held there. The arrested were remanded to police custody by a local court in Shivajinagar till August 8.

The arrests, according to police officials, are based CCTV footage and feeds from other cameras. Most arrested are from Khed, a town neighbouring Chakan. This contradicts the claim of protestors , as well as police, who claimed that the violence in Chakan was perpetrated by “outsiders”.

As many as 100 vehicles were damaged with 30 of them torched during Monday’s violence in Chakan.

Seeking police custody of the suspects, the prosecution in the reman report has stated, “It needs to be probed to find out from where the suspects procured petrol cans used in the violence,” stated the remand report.

Defence counsel Milind Pawar, in his submission, said that all the accused are falsely implicated in the case. “They were taken at 1 am, today, into custody and at 11 am were placed under arrest. Police have stated that the outsiders had done it. Six of the accused are school students and all accused are locals. Accused belonging to one political party are being implicated. This is the for the first time that caste is mentioned in the remand report and there is not even a single ground for granting police custody, which cannot be justified in this case, ” said Pawar.

The accused have been identified as Sameer Vilas Kad (20); Rohidas Kaluram Dhanawate (19); Vikas Ankush Naikwad (28); Sohail Rafique Inamdar (19); Manoj Daulat Giri (23); Suryakant Balu Bhosale (21); Parmeshwar Rajabhau Shinde (22); Abhishekh Vinod Shah (19); Vilas Ramesh Rakshe (26); Satyam Dattatreya Kad (25); Praveen Uddhav Gade (23); Akash Maruti Kad (25); Sachin Digambar Amte (27); Anand Dinesh Mandale (18); and Prasad Rajara Khandebharad (18)

First Published: Aug 03, 2018 14:19 IST