The New Indian Express / by PTI
Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil said the state government can carry out an independent inquiry in the Elgar Parishad case despite the probe being taken over the by the NIA.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said the previous government in the state termed those opposed to their policies as ‘urban Naxals’ and foisted cases against intellectuals, poets and thinkers.
The Indian Express / by Manoj Dattatrye More
State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said all top Pune police officials connected to the Elgaar Parishad case will be questioned. “We will question all top Pune police officials in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case, to find the truth behind registering the case against activists…,” Deshmukh told The Indian Express when asked about the repeated criticism of Pune police by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Counter Currents / by Stan Swamy
The second half of 2019 was both a very trying but sobering experience for me. Jharkhand police was after me and I was after the police! The difference was the police acted illegally and I acted legally …
An enduring pain within me has been whereas I have been privileged to have so many contacts where I could go, be protected and take on the State govt in court and get legal protection, whereas so many innocent persons who have been unjustly imprisoned and are still languishing in jails. And when I think of Bhima-Koregaon case, in which also I’m implicated as a “suspected accused”, so many eminent intellectuals, lawyers, poets, human rights defenders are still behind bars.
Huffpost.in / by By Pavan Dahat
Sharad Pawar’s sharp criticism of senior police officials indicates that home minister Amit Shah will face a tough fight as the NIA tries to investigate the case.
NAGPUR, Maharashtra — The role of senior Maharashtra police officials who handled the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad cases is under scrutiny after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar once again took direct aim at them on Tuesday.
The Times of India / by TNN
Kolhapur: Two years after violence erupted in Kolhapur in Kolhapur in the wake of the Koregaon Bhima incident, police have served externment notice to Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA) leader Anil Mhamane. Police said the notice was served on the basis intelligence report.
NDTV / by Jimmy Jacob
Mumbai: Days after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar criticised the Maharashtra government for allowing the transfer of the Elgar Parishad case to the National Investigation Agency, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said he will ensure that a related probe into the Koregaon-Bhima violence is not taken over by the centre.
Huffpost / by Pavan Dahat
The Maharashtra government’s flip-flop over giving the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency suggests Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a lot of hide in this case.
Pune: The Maharashtra government refused to hand over the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency, until it did. The state home ministry under the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)’s Anil Deshmukh was opposed to the NIA, but the Shiv Sena Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wasn’t.
Drawing by Arun Ferreira
The Wire / by The Wire Staff
The decision comes days after the National Investigation Agency took over the case in which nine human rights activists and lawyers have been incarcerated for over 20 months.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra state home department will soon be setting up a special investigation team headed by senior IPS officials to investigate the ‘urban naxal’ case. The decision comes days after the National Investigation Agency took over the case in which nine human rights activists and lawyers have been incarcerated for over 20 months.
Financial Times / by Benjamin Parkin & Stephanie Findlay
Privacy data bill provides chance to follow the European model or China’s approach.