Gangster Marne, aides likely to be booked under MCOCA

Marne and his aide Rupesh were arrested by the Navi Mumbai police on Thursday.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 13, 2014 2:37:20 am

The city police have prepared a proposal to invoke the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against gangster Gajanan Marne alias Maharaj and his 19 aides for their involvement in recent gang wars that led to the murder of two members of  the rival Nilesh Ghaywal gang in November this year.

Marne and his aide Rupesh were arrested by the Navi Mumbai police on Thursday.

Police said that there have been several clashes between Marne and Ghaywal gangs in the past and both the gangs have become more active after the assembly elections.

The Marne gang had shot dead 26-year-old Amol Hari Badhe, a member of Ghaywal gang, in broad day light on November 29 near the Vaikunth crematorium in Navi Peth.

Earlier on November 4, the Marne gang had killed 28-year-old Santosh Hiraman Gawade, who had also been associated with the Ghaywal gang, in Lavale. Police said Ghaywal is already in jail for his involvement in serious offences.

As per the police record, Marne gang has as many as 116 criminals. The gang has allegedly been involved in about 136 crimes in the past 10 years.

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