Pune News Live Updates: Pune Police is not planning to immediately seek custody of Union Minister and BJP Rajya Sabha member Narayan Rane, who was arrested on Tuesday by Maharashtra Police for his remarks against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and released on bail by a court in Mahad in Raigad district later. When asked whether Pune City police will arrest and seek custody of Narayan Rane, Pune City Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said, “Not immediately.”
Meanwhile, in the latest editorial titled “Balloon with Holes” in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Rane has been highly criticised for his action. “Rane, who sits next to PM Modi, has attacked the Maharashtra Chief Minister through his language. Considering Rane’s past records, the PM and Home Minister Amit Shah should take his statement seriously. Had anyone made a similar statement about the PM, he would have been put behind bars with sedition charges slapped. Rane’s offence is of similar kind,” the editorial said.
In other news, academician Dr. Gail Omvedt passed away on Wednesday at the age of 81 in Sangli’s Kasegaon. An American-born Indian scholar, she authored books on Dalit politics, women’s struggles, and the anti-caste movement. Omvedt co-founded Shramik Mukti Dal with her husband and activist Bharat Patankar.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on the release of new power connections in the last one and half years. To make up for the backlog, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has provided more than 15 lakh new single and three-phase meters in the last five months to regional offices. Also, more than five lakh new HT(high tension) and LT (low tension) connections have been released. Pune district on Tuesday reported 881 new Covid cases, and 13 deaths. A total of 772 patients also recovered and the active cases in the city stand at 7,804. On Tuesday, 24,348 samples tested.
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