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Elgar Parishad accused get ‘cloned copies’ of seized electronic evidence

Elgar Parishad accused get ‘cloned copies’ of seized electronic evidence

The New Indian Express / by PTI

Defence lawyer Rohan Nahar, who is representing some of the accused, expressed disappointment over the data which was given.
PUNE: The Pune Police on Wednesday handed over ‘cloned copies’ of the electronic evidence seized during the investigation to the accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case.
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Righting the wrong

Righting the wrong

Millenium post / by Amritananda Chakravorty

Prone to misuse, an opportunity exists for CrPC Section 321 to be properly utilised by the Uddhav government for withdrawing false cases against Bhima Koregaon activists.
On November 28, 2019, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), a post-poll coalition between Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Indian National Congress formed the government in Maharashtra under the aegis of Uddhav Thackeray, after almost a month-long drama.
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Elgar Parishad case accused VV Rao, 82, hospitalised in Pune before hearing

Elgar Parishad case accused VV Rao, 82, hospitalised in Pune before hearing

Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

He was discharged on Wednesday evening.
Varavara Rao, 82, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case, has been hospitalised on Wednesday when he was scheduled for a hearing in the case.
As per protocol, the accused are brought to a lock-up at the Shivajinagar district court premises and then brought to the specific court they are scheduled to appear in.
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Bhima-Koregaon: HC extends relief to activists till Dec 6

Bhima-Koregaon: HC extends relief to activists till Dec 6

The Hindu / by Sonam Saigal

Interim protection from arrest granted
The Bombay High Court on Monday extended till December 6 the interim protection from arrest for professor Anand Teltumbde and writer Gautam Navlakha, who are charged in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case.
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Bastar Fake Encounter Inquiry Report Vindicates Villagers

Bastar Fake Encounter Inquiry Report Vindicates Villagers


Pic: virasam.org

The Wire / by Mahtab Alam

The inquiry report has found that there is no proof that any of the villagers killed or injured were Maoists. However, it has not recommended any compensation for the 17 villagers killed and 10 injured …

Sudha Bhardwaj had played a pivotal role in campaigning for this inquiry to reach a logical conclusion. Bhardwaj, who was subsequently arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case and is now lodged in Pune jail on charges of being a Maoist sympathiser, was instrumental in submitting the villagers’ affidavits to the commission.
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Bhima-Koregaon Inquiry Commission: No sight of final report after 21 months

Bhima-Koregaon Inquiry Commission: No sight of final report after 21 months

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Pic: Solidarity banner, 2018

Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

Last extension ended on Nov 9; current extension to end in Feb 2020.
After 21 months and four extensions, the two-member Bhima Koregaon Inquiry Commission set up by the previous Devendra Fadnavis Government is nowhere close to submitting its findings into the causes of the caste riots that shook up Maharashtra in January 2018.
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If you are in a university and oppose state policy, you can be targeted: Hany Babu, DU professor

If you are in a university and oppose state policy, you can be targeted: Hany Babu, DU professor

The Caravan / by Shaheen Ahmed & Maya Palit

In the early hours of 10 September 2019, a team of police officials, including personnel from the Pune Police, turned up at the doorstep of Hany Babu MT, an associate professor in the University of Delhi’s English department. … The police informed Babu that the search was conducted in connection with the Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregaon case. …
Shaheen Ahmed and Maya Palit, the multimedia and books editors at The Caravan, respectively, spoke to Babu about the raid at his house and its aftermath.
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