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Probe panel summons police officers Param Bir Singh, Rashmi Shukla as witnesses

Probe panel summons police officers Param Bir Singh, Rashmi Shukla as witnesses

Probe panel summons police officers Param Bir Singh, Rashmi Shukla as witnesses

22/10/2021

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

Singh was additional director general (law and order) of the Maharashtra Police at the time of the violence, and Shukla was the Pune Police chief.
A judicial commission investigating the Bhima Koregaon case on Friday summoned former chiefs of the Mumbai and Pune Police, Param Bir Singh and Rashmi Shukla, to appear as witnesses in the matter, Live Law reported.
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Koregaon Bhima: Commission summons DCP (Crime) for police station records

22/10/2021

The Indian Express / by Chandan Haygunde

A two-member commission headed by retired judge justice J N Patel is probing into the causes of violence in Koregaon Bhima area on January 1, 2018, in which one person had died and several others were left injured.
Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry on Thursday issued summons to the deputy commissioner of police (crime) of the Pune city police asking for various records from Vishrambag police station between November 2017 and February 2018.
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Will Bhima Koregaon Commission wind up on December 31?

21/10/2021

Rediff.com / by Jyoti Punwani

‘Not giving the Commission space in Mumbai is an insult to Maharashtra’s Dalits who are waiting for the inquiry report.’ Jyoti Punwani reports.
Will the Bhima Koregaon Commission wind up by December, when the current extension granted to it expires?
That was suggested at Wednesday’s hearing by retired Justice J N Patel, who heads the two-member judicial inquiry into the violence that shook Maharashtra on January 1, 2018.
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Bhima Koregaon: Outcome of a ‘Larger Conspiracy’?

05/10/2021

Rediff.com / by Jyoti Punwani

Testimony presented before the Bhima Korgaon Commission over the last two months reveals the background to the violence that broke out on January 1, 2018.
As the Bhima Koregaon accused continue to struggle for bail, important information about the violence that they are accused of instigating is emerging before the judicial commission that’s investigating the violence.
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Also read: Witness Before Probe Panel Accuses Sambhaji Bhide & Milind Ekbote Of Instigating Bhima Koregaon Riots (Live Law / Sep 2021)

Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission Witness from Vadhu Budruk questioned about village history

Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission Witness from Vadhu Budruk questioned about village history

The Indian Express / by Chandan Haygunde

The village also has a disputed tomb-like structure, which, according to the Dalit Mahar community, is the samadhi of Govind Gopal Dhegoji Meghoji, a 17th-century Dalit figure.
The cross-examination of Sambhaji Shivale (51), a resident of Vadhu Budruk village in Pune district, continued before the Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry on Monday.
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Bhima Koregaon: Outcome of a ‘Larger Conspiracy’?

Bhima Koregaon: Outcome of a ‘Larger Conspiracy’?

Rediff.com / by Jyoti Punwani

Testimony presented before the Bhima Korgaon Commission over the last two months reveals the background to the violence that broke out on January 1, 2018.
As the Bhima Koregaon accused continue to struggle for bail, important information about the violence that they are accused of instigating is emerging before the judicial commission that’s investigating the violence.
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Witness Accuses Sambhaji Bhide & Milind Ekbote Of Instigating Bhima Koregaon Riots

Witness Accuses Sambhaji Bhide & Milind Ekbote Of Instigating Bhima Koregaon Riots

Witness Before Probe Panel Accuses Sambhaji Bhide & Milind Ekbote Of Instigating Bhima Koregaon Riots

01/10/2021

Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim

The Pune police “took away” research papers and evidence that revealed right-wing extremist leaders Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote instigated and initiated the riots at Bhima Koregaon(BK) in Pune, on January 1, 2018, an anti-caste activist alleged before an inquiry panel, on Wednesday.
Harshali Potdar (33) said she managed to re-collect a chunk of the lost evidence after the Pune police searched her office along with the homes of other activists in April 2018. However, core material against the real culprits of the violence is still unavailable.
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Samabhji Bhide, Milind Ekbote instigated Bhima Koregaon riots: Accused event organiser tells Inquiry Commission

30/09/2021

Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi

The accused in Bhima Koregaon case of 2018, Harshali Potdar, informed the Commission that she apprehended danger to her life for deposing the truth against Bhide and Ekbote in the Commission.
Harshali Potdar, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case of 2018 for her alleged links with banned organisation CPI -Maoist stated before the Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry that the violence was instigated by Samabhji Bhide, former RSS worker and Milind Ekbote, former BJP corporator.
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Ekbote instigated Koregaon Bhima violence, Elgaar Parishad organiser tells panel

20/09/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

Advocate Ashish Satpute, the lawyer representing the commission, started recording her examination in chief on Wednesday.
Harshali Potdar (33), who was named as an accused in the Elgaar Parishad case over her alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist, deposed as a witness before the Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday.
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Also Read: Casting a Veil – What we miss by ignoring Maratha caste politics in the Bhima Koregaon case (The Caravan, Dec 2020)

Koregaon Bhima inquiry commission to resume hearings in Pune from September 27

Koregaon Bhima inquiry commission to resume hearings in Pune from September 27

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

The two-member commission, headed by retired high court judge Justice J N Patel, is probing into the cause of Koregaon Bhima violence of January 1, 2018, in which one person was killed and several injured.
Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry has released its schedule of hearing witnesses in Pune from September 27 to October 1. The Commission had postponed its hearings in Mumbai between August 23 and August 25 due to the unavailability of a bigger place given the Covid-19 situation.
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Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry postpones hearings in Mumbai

Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry postpones hearings in Mumbai

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

The Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry has postponed its hearings in Mumbai, earlier scheduled to be held between August 23 and August 25, due to the unavailability of a large place to enforce Covid-19 protocols.
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Also read: Casting a Veil – What we miss by ignoring Maratha caste politics in the Bhima Koregaon case (The Caravan, Dec 2020)

Koregaon Bhima Commission: Examination Of Ex-Cop Who Probed FIR Against Hindutva Leaders Begins

Koregaon Bhima Commission: Examination Of Ex-Cop Who Probed FIR Against Hindutva Leaders Begins

Hindutva Watch / by Chandan Haygunde

The Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry on Thursday started examination of a retired police officer Ganesh More, who had investigated the case against Hindutva leaders Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide.
More was attached to the Pune rural police as a sub-divisional officer (Daund) during the Koregaon Bhima violence on January 1 in which one person was killed and several others were injured. He retired in December 2018. He deposed as a witness on Thursday before the commission probing into the causes of the violence.
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Also read
India’s Hindu Nationalist Project Relies on Brutal Repression (Jacobinmag / April 2021)
Casting a Veil – What we miss by ignoring Maratha caste politics in the Bhima Koregaon case (The Caravan, Dec 2020)

Bhima Koregaon Commission to resume on August 2 in semi-virtual format

Bhima Koregaon Commission to resume on August 2 in semi-virtual format

Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry: Guidelines issued for ‘semi-virtual hearings’ of witnesses in Pune from Aug 2 to 6

30/07/2021

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

A press release issued by V V Palnitkar, secretary of the commission, stated that only witnesses and advocates concerned would be allowed to enter the court hall.
The Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry has issued guidelines for lawyers, witnesses, police, mediapersons and public for “semi-virtual hearings” of witnesses, scheduled to be held in Pune next week, from August 2 to August 6.
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Bhima Koregaon Commission to resume on August 2 in semi-virtual format

29/07/2021

Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

The Bhima Koregaon Commission will resume its hearings into the Bhima Koregaon violence of 2018, on August 2 in Pune, after being on hold for almost two years, according to the commission secretary.
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Also read: Casting a Veil – What we miss by ignoring Maratha caste politics in the Bhima Koregaon case (The Caravan, Dec 2020)

Bhima Koregaon Case: Where Are The Hindutva Leaders Accused of Violence?

Bhima Koregaon Case: Where Are The Hindutva Leaders Accused of Violence?

The Quint / by Himanshi Dahiya

Three years on, Milind Ekbote remains out on bail. Sambhaji Bhide, now 88, is yet to be called for questioning.
On 2 January 2018, a day after violence broke out at Bhima Koregaon, an FIR was filed in Pune’s Shikrapur police station against Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote — leaders of Hindutva outfits Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan and Samasta Hindu Aghadi, respectively — allegedly for “orchestrating” the anti-Dalit violence.
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Also read: Casting a Veil – What we miss by ignoring Maratha caste politics in the Bhima Koregaon case (The Caravan, Dec 2020)

Bhima Koregaon commission gets extension until Dec 31st / Panel likely to resume work from Aug

Bhima Koregaon commission gets extension until Dec 31st / Panel likely to resume work from Aug

Bhima Koregaon commission gets extension until December 31st

11/07/2021

Hindustan Times / by Nadeem Inamdar

The Bhima Koregaon inquiry commission has been given an extension from August 2nd until December 31st by the state home department.
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Bhima Koregaon clashes probe panel likely to resume work from August

09/07/2021

The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee

It may record Sharad Pawar’s statement
After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two-member commission appointed by the Maharashtra government to probe the causes of the 2018 Bhima-Koregaon clashes is likely to resume work next month. It may record the statement of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and other senior officials, said sources on Friday.
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