To maintain law and order in the city,the city police took preventive action against as many as 246 persons on Sunday. The drive was conducted by all the police stations.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Rajesh Bansode said 91 persons were booked under Section 107 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC),70 were booked under Section 109 of CrPC,28 were booked under Section 151 of CrPC and 23 were booked under Sections of the Bombay Police Act.
Bansode said action was taken against potential trouble makers,suspicious persons,history sheeters at police station level.
As many as 32 persons were booked by Bhosari police,28 by Chaturshringi police,21 by Nigdi police and 18 by Bharati Vidyapeeth police.
Police said this preventive drive was bigger than the one carried out during civic elections.
A similar special drive was conducted by the Pune rural police last week to keep a tab on the criminal elements in the areas around Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in Chakan,Talegaon Dabhade and Ranjangaon.
The Pune rural police had taken action against 96 persons in the region under different Sections of the CrPC.