Nine Maharashtra Navnriman Sena members including a sitting corporator, accused of beating up of three Bharti Vidyapeeth college professors on April 15, surrendered before the police and were granted bail on Monday.
The MNS activists were identified as Rupali Patil (26), Prakash Pawar (31), Mahendra Marane (46), Sandesh Kathavate (28), Rakesh Katarkar (45) advocate Sachin Pawar (33), Shekhar Kale (30) and Umesh Shendge (47). After their surrender to the police, they were produced before the court where they were granted bail.
The police had registered an offence against 40 to 42 unidentified persons, and had charged them for restraining, kidnapping, assaulting Abinandan Muke (36) and two other professors naming Surendra Vedpathak and UdayPatkar (33).
"On April 15, this year, a MNS worker got to know that three professors from Bharati Vidyapeeth college were distributing money while campaigning for Congress party candidate Vishwajeet Kadam. Kadam is the son of Patangrao Kadam owner of Bharati Vidyapeeth Group of Institutes. So the MNS workers caught three of them in Rasta Peth near Pune Cafe hotel and brought them to the MNS party where three of them were allegedly beaten by the MNS workers," the police said in their chargesheet.