"We have denied permission to the march citing law and order," said Shrikant Shinde, senior police inspector, Vishrambaug police station.
Sanjay Jadhar, Pune district president of Bhide's outfit, Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan, alleged that the police denied permission at the "last moment", claiming that supporters would still gather at the riverbed near Shaniwarwada here to "express their sentiments" in support of Bhide.
Jadhar said that the outfit wanted the case against Bhide to be withdrawn immediately.
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