After Criminal’s Funeral Procession, Pune Police Arrest 80 Persons, 40 Vehicles Seized

Madhav Waghate funeral
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Katraj, 17th May 2021: After criticism from all quarters after about 200 persons participated in the funeral procession of a criminal on Saturday, Pune city police have formed 15 teams to nab them.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 2) Sagar Patil said that till late Sunday night a total of 80 persons have been caught and 40 vehicles seized. “We have formed 15 teams and conducting raids to arrest those who participated in the funeral procession”, DCP Patil informed.

Madhav Waghate (28), a criminal on police record from Sahakarnagar, was killed in Bibvewadi after a dispute over WhatsApp status. Waghate was stabbed in the head with a sharp weapon and killed around 1 am on Saturday.

According to police, his body was cremated around 1 pm on Saturday. A two-wheeler rally was held during the funeral procession. Over 125 two-wheelers had participated in this rally. The rally was held from Dhankawadi to Katraj cemetery. A case has been registered against 150 to 200 people at Sahakarnagar police station.

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