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). Read more
Elgar case a BJP government plot, says Sharad Pawar in letter to Maharashtra CM
MUMBAI: NCP president Sharad Pawar has written to CM Uddhav Thackeray demanding an SIT probe into the Koregaon Bhima violence and the arrests of intellectuals and prominent persons in the Elgar Parishad case. Read more
Deputy CM raises doubts in case against 10 activists, seeks proof in 15 days
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. Read more
Amid Demands For Fresh Probe, A Hard Look at the Case’s Discrepancies
With Sharad Pawar calling for an investigation, The Wire accessed digital evidence that was finally made available to the accused after persistent court fights which reveals several discrepancies on the part of the Pune police.
Mumbai: Nearly two years after the Pune police conducted investigations into the Bhima Koregaon violence and named several rights activists and lawyers as the prime accused while branding them as “urban Naxals”, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today sought a fresh probe in the case. Read more
Teltumbde: What happened to me can happen to anyone
Author and scholar Professor Anand Teltumbde is one of the activists charged with sedition in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case …
“I have already listed out all the evidence that they produced in their affidavit before the high court. The court had specifically asked them to say all that they had to say against me and that is what they submitted. If one has to fabricate, there is no end to do that,” Professor Teltumbde, below, tells‘s Syed Fridaus Ashraf in an e-mail interview. Read more
Did the Pune Police tamper evidence against Bhima Koregaon accused?
The Caravan / by Martand Kaushik and Anjaneya Sivan
An examination of the digital evidence presented by the Pune Police in court against prominent human-rights activists accused in the Bhima Koregaon case has revealed several technical anomalies and clear procedural violations by the force. Read more
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. Read more
Explained: WhatsApp’s case vs Israeli spyware firm NSO, and how attack happened
WhatsApp claims it detected the attack in May 2019 and found that NSO exploited a “buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp VOIP stack” to send its Pegasus malware to the target devices, even without the users answering the calls they received. Read more
Whatsapp Spyware Attack: Bhima-Koregaon activists being spied on by the Centre?
The Whatsapp Snoopgate issue that spread like wildfire, not only had the general public under its attack, but lawyers defending the human rights activists arrested under the controversial Bhima Koregaon case have also confirmed that their phones were being targeted by Pegasus, a the surveillance software developed by Israeli company NSO group that came to be in question, The Huffington Post report. Read more
Pegasus Spyware: Lawyer Defending Bhima-Koregaon Activists Received Warning from WhatsApp
Nihalsing Rathod says he was first contacted by CitizenLab researchers, who have done work on Pegasus, and then later by WhatsApp about his phone being compromised.
Mumbai: Over the last two years, Nagpur-based human rights lawyer Nihalsing Rathod has received receiving calls on WhatsApp from unknown numbers. These calls would be made from international numbers, and would invariably turn out to be a group call. Read more