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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh claimed that the transfer, done without consultation, is against the Constitution.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday alleged that the Centre had transferred the investigation of the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency without the state government’s consent.
CENTRAL AGENCY NIA TAKES OVER KOREGAON-BHIMA CASE, MAHARASHTRA FURIOUS
NDTV / by Jimmy Jacob
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said the case was transferred without the state’s permission, and called the move “unconstitutional”.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe into the 2018 Koregaon-Bhima violence today, a day after the Maharashtra government held a review meeting with senior Pune police officers to take a call on pursuing the matter.
The Indian Express / by Express Net Service
NCP chief Sharad Pawar Friday wrote to the Maharashtra government seeking constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Bhima Koregaon cases. This comes a day after Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, also an NCP leader, said the government would decide whether to drop the cases or set up an SIT to probe them within a week.
Pic: Spolidarity program in Delhi (2019)
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Ajit Pawar and Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh held a review meeting with the Pune Police on Thursday.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar told the Pune Police that a letter recovered from Delhi-based activist Rona Wilson last year, allegedly showing a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to be a spoof obtained from suspicious sources, The Hindu reported on Friday.
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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh met Pune Police officials on Thursday morning to review cases related to the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence, reported PTI. Maharashtra Director General Subodh Jaiswal and State Intelligence Commissioner Rashmi Shukla are also present at the meeting. However, details of the meeting at the state secretariat in Mumbai are not yet available.
MHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT HOLDS MEETING TO REVIEW BHIMA KOREGAON CASE
The Wire / by The Wire Staff
Several high profile figures in the new government have demanded that the action taken by the police should be reinvestigated.
Mumbai: Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and home minister Anil Deshmukh met senior police officials in Mumbai on Thursday to review the Koregaon Bhima violence case to decide if a reinvestigation is required into the action taken by the police.
MAHARASHTRA REVIEWS BHIMA KOREGAON CASES IN WHICH ACTIVISTS WERE JAILED
NDTV / by Purva Chitnis
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is reviewing the cases related to the 2018 Koregaon Bhima violence, for which 10 activists were jailed during the previous BJP-led rule in the state.
The Free Press Journal / by Sanjay Jog
Mumbai: The Maha Vikas Aghadi government may form a special investigation team (SIT) to carry out a fresh probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence and allegedly inflammatory speeches delivered in the Elgar Parishad.
MAHARASHTRA LIKELY TO SET UP SIT TO PROBE ‘URBAN NAXAL’ CASES
The Hindu / by Sharad Vyas
Home Minister to review progress in Elgar Parishad cases on Thursday.
Based on a letter from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, the Maharashtra government will soon appoint a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to relook into cases against ‘urban naxals’ for an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Indian Express / by Espress News Service
The court had ordered a verification process to be conducted on Tuesday in presence of four persons, including cyber experts nominated by the defence.
The nine arrested accused in the Elgaar Parishad case on Tuesday submitted an application to the court seeking that copies of the “seized data” given to them by the prosecution should be verified with the help of ‘hash values’ of the data recovered at the time of the purported seizure, back in 2018.
Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent
The judge of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) court, which is hearing the Elgar Parishad case, had called for an expert on behalf of the accused to verify the veracity of the electronic documents provided to the accused, on Tuesday.
The News Minute / interview by Nandini Nair
Scholar, writer and activist Anand Teltumbde’s voice cracks unnoticeably when he speaks about his mother, the woman who worked hard with her husband to raise their children in a village in Maharashtra. Anand was answering journalist Nandini Nair’s question on his mother and daughters at a session at the Kerala Literature Festival in Kozhikode, where the two were in conversation on the subject ‘Annihilation of caste’.
News Click / by Peoples Dispatch
Israeli company NSO exports the Pegasus spyware, which has been used by governments across the world against opposition activists and journalists, including in India.
In an apparent move to save the NSO group – owner of the Pegasus spyware – from public criticism, an Israeli court cited national security concerns and ordered a closed-door hearing in the case against the company.
#FairTrialForBhimaKoregaon / by ABA Justice Defenders
American Bar Association: We are excited to hear that the Maharashtra Home Minister has called for a report on the #BhimaKoregaon cases. Check out our preliminary fair trial report:
The Preliminary Fair Trial Report: Bhima Koregaon
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