Ramesh Punekar, a former BJP corporator, was held by Maharashtra police on 21st October. The accused who is currently working as a Congress associate was among 20 rounded up by a team of Pachpaoli police station.
Police seized four bikes, Rs1.35 lakh cash, and other materials from the place. In total, Police seized materials worth more than Rs3.61 lakh. The operation was carried under PI Narendra Hiware.
The team was illegally associated with gambling at Motibagh railway quarters on Saturday evening. Punekar, the suspect, had been nabbed for gambling previously on two different incidents. His repeated arrests had closed down the opportunity to get a BJP ticket (during the civic election held in February 2017) for him.
The case has been registered at Pachpaoli police station.