BJP MLA Kage, family members arrested near Pune

Belgavi: The district police have nabbed the absconding Kagwad (Athani taluk) MLA Bharamagouda alias Raju Kage of the BJP, four of his family members, and driver, accused in a case of assault on Congress worker Vivek Shetty.

The team headed by Additional Superintendent of Police Ravindra Gadadi arrested Mr.Kage, his wife Shobha, daughter Trupti, his brother Siddagouda Kage alongwith son Prasad (son of Mr.Siddagouda) and car driver Bahubali near Pune late on Wednesday night.

The accused were shifted to Athani town and will be produced before a local court later in the afternoon today, a senior police official said.

 The arrested are among totally 13 persons facing charges of attempt to murder under Section 307 and various other sections of Indian Penal Code in connection with the assault carried out on January 1. The police had registered a FIR on January 9, and since then all the accused persons were absconding.

Meanwhile, the accused have also filed an application through their advocate, seeking anticipatory bail from the Principal District & Sessions Court in Belagavi city, and the matter is slated to be taken up on Saturday.


Congress worker Vivek Shetty



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