Maha: Gangster taken out in procession on release, rearrested

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(Eds: Updating) Pune, Feb 16 (PTI) A gangster was arrested for unlawful assembly here on Tuesday after his aides took out a procession upon his release from prison, city police said.

A video shared on social media showed gangster Gajanan Marne's supporters cheering as he left Taloja Central Prison in Navi Mumbai in a car on Monday evening after he and some others were acquitted in a murder case.

He traveled to Pune in a convoy of 30-to 40 vehicles on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway.

The men allegedly burst crackers near a toll plaza, shouted and used drone cameras to shoot the procession, an official said.

'The accused tried to create an atmosphere of fear on the highway,' the official from Talegaon Dabhade police station said.

Marne and his aides were booked afresh under sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 143 (unlawful assembly), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way) of the IPC and provisions of the Maharashtra Police Act and Criminal Law Amendment Act, he added.

On Tuesday night, Pune police arrested Marne and eight of his aides, he said. PTI SPK ARU KRK KRK