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Month: January 2020

NIA files application to secure all docus of Koregaon Bhima riots

NIA files application to secure all docus of Koregaon Bhima riots


Pic: Mumbai Sep 2018 by MRSD

The Mumbai Mirror / by Archana More

FIR had been registered on Jan 27, 2020; probing agency also invokes territorial jurisdiction in case.
On Thursday, National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed an application in the special sessions court, seeking possession of all documents and material related to the Elgaar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima violence.
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Front Line Defenders: Case transferred to NIA to compromise independent probe

Front Line Defenders: Case transferred to NIA to compromise independent probe

Sabrangindia.in / by Sabrangindia

Front Line Defenders, an international human rights organisation that highlights the plight of human rights activists and defenders facing persecution from hostile regimes, has come out in support of those facing vindictive and malicious prosecution in the Bhima Koregaon case. They have questioned the motives of the central government in transferring the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), especially given the timing of the transfer.
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NIA seeks to transfer case to special Mumbai court, files fresh FIR

NIA seeks to transfer case to special Mumbai court, files fresh FIR


Pic: Scroll.in

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The National Investigation Agency has submitted an application before the Pune court that has been hearing the Bhima Koregaon case to seek its transfer to a special court in Mumbai, PTI reported on Thursday.
The matter will be taken up on February 3. A fresh first information report has also been filed in the case on Monday, ANI reported.
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Bhima-Koregaon panel open to quizzing ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis

Bhima-Koregaon panel open to quizzing ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis


Pic: MRSD, Sep 2018

The Hindu / by Sharad Vyas

Petition says probe transferred to NIA to shield RSS.
The Bhima-Koregaon inquiry commission on Wednesday said it is open to to cross-examine former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis if it can shed more light on the case.
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AMID POLITICAL ROW OVER KREGAON-BHIMA CASE, WORRY FOR DENDRA FADNAVIS

30/01/2020

NDTV / by Saurabh Gupta

Mumbai: The inquiry commission set up in Maharashtra to investigate the Koregaon-Bhima riots could call former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, one of the petitioners before the commissioner told reporters. The commission is headed by former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court JN Patel and former Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Malik and was set up to conduct an inquiry into the riot that took place in Koregaon Bhima on January 1, 2018.
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Why Modi and Shah Took the Bhima Koregaon Investigation Away From Maharashtra

Why Modi and Shah Took the Bhima Koregaon Investigation Away From Maharashtra


Pic: MRSD, Dec 2018

The Wire / by Prem Shankar Jha

A two decade-long history of using false allegations, faked evidence, videos and news to manipulate public sentiment proves that the BJP will stop at nothing to ensure its return to power.
At first sight, the Centre’s decision to whisk the case against nine well known and respected civil rights activists, of inciting rebellion against the Indian State at the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle on January 1, 2018, and give it to the National Investigation Agency looks like another high-handed act by a government that has shown little regard for the Constitution, the law, and due process so far.
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Ex-Judge Mulls Moving Court on Centre’s NIA Move

Ex-Judge Mulls Moving Court on Centre’s NIA Move


Cartoon, 2018 documented by MRSD

The Wire / by PTI

Pune: A former Bombay high court judge, who was one of the organisers of the Elgar Parishad conclave, an event that allegedly triggered caste violence in Koregaon-Bhima, on Monday said an National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe was not needed in the matter and warned of legal action against the Centre’s move.
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Who is Gautam Navlakha?

Who is Gautam Navlakha?

By India Civil Watch

Gautam Navlakha is a Delhi-based veteran journalist, author, civil liberties, human rights and peace activist best known for his fierce and sustained critique of the Indian state’s militarism against its own citizenry in three broad zones – the northeastern states, Kashmir valley, and the central Indian forested zone in Chhattisgarh.

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NIA yet to get case documents, BJP, Sena in war of words

NIA yet to get case documents, BJP, Sena in war of words


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The Indian Express / by Express News Service

A war of words broke out between the BJP and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government on Tuesday over granting access to files pertaining to the Elgaar Parishad case, which the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had recently taken over from the Pune Police.
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WHAT IS MHA AFRAID OF? PUNE POLICE REFUSE TO HAND OVER PAPERS TO NIA

29/01/2020

The Print / by Sujata Anandan

The Bhima Koregaon case is all set to be a royal political battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the troika of the Maharashtra government. This was clearly visible in the slap in the face of the National Investigation Agency as Pune police this week flatly refused to hand them any documents pertaining to the case and the officers had to be content with the provisional charge sheet which was already in the public domain.
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Summon Devendra Fadnavis, activist tells panel

Summon Devendra Fadnavis, activist tells panel

Mumbai Mirror / by Shruti Ganapatye

Sanjay Lakhe Patil accuses ex-chief minister of shielding Hindutva leaders.
Activist Dr Sanjay Lakhe Patil on Monday filed an application before the commission investigating the Bhima Koregaon case, asking it to summon Devendra Fadnavis for cross-examination. He accused the former chief minister of shielding Hindutva leaders involved in the attack on visitors during the annual celebratory gathering to mark the 200th year of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon victory in January 2018.
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