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PUNE: An NCP functionary was booked for alleged COVID-19 violations while organising a political event in Solapur, which was attended by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, police said on Monday.

The event was held in Pandharpur on Sunday, and despite permission for just 50 attendees, the crowd for the event was much larger, an official said.

A case was registered against Sandip Mandave, president of NCP’s Pandharpur-Mangalvedha Assembly seat, under section 188 of IPC, he added.

The event was organised as Pandharpur is set to witness a bypoll after MLA Bharat Balke died in November last year.