GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Former Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Takar Marde was today arrested by Dispur police for allegedly obstructing traffic police personnel from performing his official duty near Ganeshguri this afternoon.
Police said that the Marde, who was a Congress minister during the erstwhile regimes of Dorjee Khandu and Jarbom Gamlin, got into an altercation with the on-duty traffic police personnel over some parking issues.
Marde, according to police, was in no mood to obey the rules despite requests made by the on-duty police personnel, and instead used foul language.
Following this, police registered a case (3313/17) with the Dispur police station under Sections 353/294/506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Except Section 353, which relates to assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, the other two Sections relate to bailable offences.
The Officer-in-charge of Dispur police station said the accused has been forwarded to judicial custody. Marde had held different portfolios during the Congress regime in Arunachal Pradesh.