The city police on Wednesday booked popular Marathi film actor Santosh Juvekar for allegedly creating noise pollution, obstructing traffic and misbehaving with the police during the dahi handi revelry in Pune’s Sahakar Nagar area earlier this week.The Sahakar Nagar police has also booked the head of the ‘Aranyeshwar Dahi Handi Utsav Mandal’ and two others including under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 143, 341, 283, 188, 34 of the Indian penal code (IPC) and Sections 5 and 5(a) of Noise Pollution Rules, 2000 along with Sections 135, 140 of the Bombay Police Act.Mr. Juvekar, however, has objected to the Pune police’s action against him, claiming he was not present in Pune.“How can the Pune police book me when I was at my home during dahi handi. Furthermore, my photos were illicitly used on the flex boards during a dahi handi event of which I have no knowledge of,” said the actor, adding that he would consider legal action against the mandal which organised the event.According to the police, the organisers defied police instructions to clear the road, causing authorities to slap charges against the mandal.As Mr. Juvekar’s name allegedly featured on the flexes, advertising him as a ‘chief guest’ at that event, the police booked him as well.“Although we have booked him [Mr. Juvekar], it is said he did not turn up for the event. We are investigating if the actor was present at the venue or not. In the event his absence is proven, we shall drop the charges,” said V. R. Puranik, Police Inspector, Sahakar Nagar Police station said.
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