Pune rural police Friday detained and questioned three activists of the Kabir Kala Manch (KKM),earlier arrested by the ATS for alleged Naxal links,after they participated in an agitation at Somatne Phata in Talegaon Dabhade. The agitation was led by Sant Bhoomi Sangharsha Samiti for saving Bhandara and Bhalchandra hills.
The three who had been granted bail recently,were identified as Deepak Dhengle,Siddhartha Bhosale and Rupali Jadhav.
Additional superintendent of police (Pune rural) Vijay Kumar Magar said,Based on prior information,we questioned KKM activists and searched them. We found nothing suspicious. So we let them go. We,however,lodged an offence against Madhusudan Maharaj for blocking the road.
Known for singing revolutionary songs,KKM has been on the radar of investigative agencies as some of its members were arrested by the state ATS for alleged Naxal links.
Talegaon Dhabade police reportedly registered an offence against Maharaj,who had allegedly called the KKM activists for participating in the agitation. Police inspector R D Patil of Talegaon Dabhade police station said they questioned the KKM activists to verify their actions. Rupali’s husband Sagar Gorkhe was among those arrested by ATS.