Pune police commissioner Gulabrao Pol said that the Ganeshotsav bandobast duties would not affect the Dr Narendra Dabholkar murder probe.
He said a dedicated cadre of policemen is on the task. “The investigators have not been given any Ganpati security duty,” he said.
A delegation led by activists Mukta Manohar and SM Joshi Socialist Foundation chief Subhash Ware met Pol, complaining that policemen were interfering in the work of progressive organisations. They said cops in plain clothes attending their meetings.