PUNE: All the remaining 170 Maratha protesters who were arrested for violence on August 9 during bandh for demanding reservation, were released on bail on Tuesday.
Additional Sessions Judge Kishor Wadne granted them bail on the condition that they will not tamper with evidence and not leave Pune district without court’s permission.
They have been ordered to remain present in the police station, where the case is registered, every Sunday between 11 am and 2 pm.
They were released on a surety of Rs 15,000 each.
Six arrested by Kothrud police station were granted bail by a judicial magistrate court.
As per the demands of the Pune Bar Association (PBA) all the cases are being heard in one court. The FIRs are registered with Warje-Malwadi, Bundgarden, Kothrud, Hinjewadi, Deccan Gymkhana police stations.
PBA has taken a stand to represent the arrested Maratha protesters free of cost. Accordingly, PBA President Adv. Subhash Pawar, Vice President Adv. Bhupendra Gosavi, Secretary Adv. Lakshman Ghule, Treasurer Adv. Pratap More, Accountant Adv. Sudam Murmucheta, Adv. Harshad Nimbalkar, Adv. Sameer Ghatge, Adv. Rekha Karande, Adv. Hemant Zanzad, Adv. Vivek Bhargude, Adv. Nitin Zanzad, Adv. Pallavi Viraj Kakade, Adv. Shivraj Mane and Adv. Ankush Jadhav represented the accused persons.
A total 192 persons, including five women, were arrested by Pune city police wfhile two juveniles were detained in connection with the violence and vandalisation that broke out during Maratha reservation protests in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad on August 9. 22 of them were granted bail earlier.