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. Read more
Front Line Defenders: Case transferred to NIA to compromise independent probe
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. Read more
Bhima-Koregaon panel open to quizzing ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis
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. Read more
AMID POLITICAL ROW OVER KREGAON-BHIMA CASE, WORRY FOR DENDRA FADNAVIS
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. Read more
Why Modi and Shah Took the Bhima Koregaon Investigation Away From Maharashtra
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. Read more
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. Read more
NIA yet to get case documents, BJP, Sena in war of words
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. Read more
WHAT IS MHA AFRAID OF? PUNE POLICE REFUSE TO HAND OVER PAPERS TO NIA
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. Read more
NIA focus in Bhima-Koregaon probe will be on accused named in FIR but not arrested yet
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) that took over the probe in the 2018 Bhima-Koregaon violence case will first aim to arrest the accused who have been named in two FIRs but not yet been held, a source in the agency told ThePrint. Read more
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. Read more
Elgaar organisers to challenge case transfer to National Investigation Agency
Eminent judges behind the mega event are convinced that move is an attempt at subterfuge.
Calling the transfer of the Elgaar Parishad case to National Investigation Agency (NIA) as a blatant delaying tactic to suppress the truth, the organisers of the event have declared that they will be moving Supreme Court, challenging this decision of the union government. Read more
‘RELEASE ACTIVISTS, NO NEED FOR NIA PROBE’
The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee
Former Bombay High Court judge, Justice (retired) B.G. Kolse-Patil on Monday lashed out at the Union Home Ministry’s sudden decision to transfer the investigation into the Elgaar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon cases to National Investigation Agency (NIA), alleging that the Narendra Modi government feared an expose of the “false probe” conducted by the Maharashtra police. Read more