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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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No ‘Love Jihad’, no ‘tukde tukde gang’ says govt

No ‘Love Jihad’, no ‘tukde tukde gang’ says govt


Pic: MRSD

The News Minute / by Ragamalika Karthikeyan

On paper, this government wants us to believe that everything is hunky-dory and going as per the Constitution of India. But what’s ‘on paper’ in the narrow sense hardly matters, in reality. And that’s why, whatever they might put ‘on paper’ should not be a celebration of victory.
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Why Modi and Shah Took the Bhima Koregaon Investigation Away From Maharashtra

Why Modi and Shah Took the Bhima Koregaon Investigation Away From Maharashtra


Pic: MRSD, Dec 2018

The Wire / by Prem Shankar Jha

A two decade-long history of using false allegations, faked evidence, videos and news to manipulate public sentiment proves that the BJP will stop at nothing to ensure its return to power.
At first sight, the Centre’s decision to whisk the case against nine well known and respected civil rights activists, of inciting rebellion against the Indian State at the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle on January 1, 2018, and give it to the National Investigation Agency looks like another high-handed act by a government that has shown little regard for the Constitution, the law, and due process so far.
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Ex-Judge Mulls Moving Court on Centre’s NIA Move

Ex-Judge Mulls Moving Court on Centre’s NIA Move


Cartoon, 2018 documented by MRSD

The Wire / by PTI

Pune: A former Bombay high court judge, who was one of the organisers of the Elgar Parishad conclave, an event that allegedly triggered caste violence in Koregaon-Bhima, on Monday said an National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe was not needed in the matter and warned of legal action against the Centre’s move.
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Elgaar organisers to challenge case transfer to National Investigation Agency

Elgaar organisers to challenge case transfer to National Investigation Agency

Pune Mirror / by Anurag Bende

Eminent judges behind the mega event are convinced that move is an attempt at subterfuge.
Calling the transfer of the Elgaar Parishad case to National Investigation Agency (NIA) as a blatant delaying tactic to suppress the truth, the organisers of the event have declared that they will be moving Supreme Court, challenging this decision of the union government.
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‘RELEASE ACTIVISTS, NO NEED FOR NIA PROBE’

28/01/2020

The Hindu / by Shoumojit Banerjee

Former Bombay High Court judge, Justice (retired) B.G. Kolse-Patil on Monday lashed out at the Union Home Ministry’s sudden decision to transfer the investigation into the Elgaar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon cases to National Investigation Agency (NIA), alleging that the Narendra Modi government feared an expose of the “false probe” conducted by the Maharashtra police.
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Accused activists handed over fourth hard disk

Accused activists handed over fourth hard disk

Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent

Punde: A fourth hard disk was handed over to the accused arrested in the Elgar Parishad case on Monday.
The court also maintained that no official communication has been received about the central government’s decision to hand over the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
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Dubious decision: On NIA takeover of Bhima Koregaon case

Dubious decision: On NIA takeover of Bhima Koregaon case


Pic: Mumbai, 2018

The Hindu / The Hindu Editorial

NIA’s takeover of Bhima Koregaon probe is a ploy to perpetuate ‘urban Naxal’ narrative.
The Home Ministry’s abrupt decision to transfer the investigation into the Bhima Koregaon cases in Maharashtra to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is an unwarranted interference in the police powers of the State.
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Tussle Brews Between M’rashtra, Centre Over Investigations

Tussle Brews Between M’rashtra, Centre Over Investigations


Pic: Mumbai, Sep 2018

Outlook India / by IANS

Crying foul, the NCP-Congress attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government ‘for exceeding its brief for sheer political reasons’ over the issue.
A day after Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar raised serious doubts over the 2018 Elgar Parishad/Koregaon-Bhima investigations, the Centre swiftly moved against the Maha Vikas Aghadi government and transferred the probe into the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
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Maharashtra government to probe Bhima Koregaon

Maharashtra government to probe Bhima Koregaon

The New Indian Express / by Sudhir Suryawanshi

MUMBAI: A day after the Centre transferred the politically sensitive Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday that the Union government’s decision smacks of conspiracy to cover up the role of the previous government in the state led by the BJP in misusing the police machinery to frame social activists. Pawar, whose party is a coalition partner in the Shiv Sena – led government in Maharashtra, said the state will not remain a mute spectator and will do its own probe so that the truth comes out.
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