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Stan Swamy: Six months of being hunted, yet not vanquished

Stan Swamy: Six months of being hunted, yet not vanquished

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.
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Role Of Maharashtra Police Under Scanner

Role Of Maharashtra Police Under Scanner

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.
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Notice to extern VBA leader for Koregaon Bhima linked violence

Notice to extern VBA leader for Koregaon Bhima linked violence

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.
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Won’t Give Koregaon-Bhima Probe To Centre: Uddhav Thackeray After Row

Won’t Give Koregaon-Bhima Probe To Centre: Uddhav Thackeray After Row

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.
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Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

Pawar Vs Uddhav, NIA Vs Maharashtra Police: What’s Going On In The Bhima Koregaon Case?

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.
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Maharashtra Govt to Set Up a SIT, Conduct Parallel Probe

Maharashtra Govt to Set Up a SIT, Conduct Parallel Probe


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.
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NPR, Bhima Koregaon Case Sow First Seeds of Difference Within Maha Vikas Aghadi

NPR, Bhima Koregaon Case Sow First Seeds of Difference Within Maha Vikas Aghadi


Solidarity campaign, 2019

The Wire / by The Wire Analysis

… A few days ago, the state government did a U-turn over its stand on the Centre’s move to have the National Investigative Agency take over the Elgar Parishad case, as part of which several activists have been held for over a year on charges of sedition.
Just before the NIA took it over, there was speculation that the accused would get bail; that was effectively stymied by the Centre.
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Have sought legal opinion for SIT probe into case, says Deshmukh

Have sought legal opinion for SIT probe into case, says Deshmukh


Graphic documented by MRSD, 2018

The Indian Express / by Chandan Haygunde

“Even if the case has been transferred to the NIA, I have submitted a note to the advocate general seeking legal opinion whether the state can form a SIT for this case. If the legal opinion is in favour, then the state will form a SIT…,” Deshmukh said.
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AFTER NIA TAKES OVER PROBE; MAHARASHRA MULLS PARALLEL INVESTIGATION

15/02/2020

India TV / by India TV News Desk

Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday said that he has written to the Advocate General to seek his opinion whether the state government could run a parallel probe into the Bhima-Koregaon violence-Elgar Parishad case, after the investigation into the case was transferred to the National Investigative Agency (NIA) earlier this week by a Pune-based court.
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Sharad Pawar criticises Shiv Sena for ‘supporting’ transfer of case to NIA

Sharad Pawar criticises Shiv Sena for ‘supporting’ transfer of case to NIA


Pic: MRSD, 2018

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh alleged on Thursday that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray overruled him in the matter.
Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Friday reiterated that the Centre’s decision to transfer the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency was wrong, ANI reported.
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