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Judicial probe into Bhima Koregaon caste violence stalls, while NIA makes arrests in conspiracy case

Judicial probe into Bhima Koregaon caste violence stalls, while NIA makes arrests in conspiracy case

Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff

The Maharashtra government has not renewed the tenure of a judicial commission examining the riots of January 1, 2018.
A raging pandemic and nationwide lockdown this year did not stop the National Investigation Agency from making more arrests in the controversial Bhima Koregaon case of 2018. Academic Anand Teltumbde and journalist Gautam Navlakha were arrested in April, and Delhi University professor MT Hany Babu was arrested in July.
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Video: Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

Video: Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

TWO YEARS AND COUNTING…
Revisiting the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case

SESSSIONS AND SPEAKERS
Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case: Mihir Desai • Vrinda Grover
Views from the Movements • Dr. Ravikumar • Aruna Roy • Nikhil Dey • Ulka Mahajan
Crushing Dissent Through Laws: Rebecca John • Prashant Bhushan
Cultural Performance: Relaa • Yalgaar
REMEMBRANCES
Family Members and Colleagues of: Sudha Bharadwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Arun Ferriera, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Vernon Gonsalves, Hany Babu, Rona Wilson, Varavara Rao.

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Anand Teltumbde: “Plot to kill PM” was a deliberate ploy to sensationalise the case

Anand Teltumbde: “Plot to kill PM” was a deliberate ploy to sensationalise the case

Asiavillennews.com / by Amit Bhardwaj

Teltumbde, accused in the Bhima-Koregaon case under the UAPA, claims that the entire case against him is fabricated. On March 16, the SC gave him three weeks to surrender. In conversation with Asiaville, the noted scholar said that the Bhima-Koregaon arrests are a deliberate attempt to trap noted civil rights activists opposed to the BJP’s ideology.
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Uddhav government to set up SIT, says minister

Uddhav government to set up SIT, says minister

The New Indian Express / by PTI

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil said the state government can carry out an independent inquiry in the Elgar Parishad case despite the probe being taken over the by the NIA.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said the previous government in the state termed those opposed to their policies as ‘urban Naxals’ and foisted cases against intellectuals, poets and thinkers.
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Deshmukh: Pune cops connected to case will be quizzed if they were under pressure from top

Deshmukh: Pune cops connected to case will be quizzed if they were under pressure from top

The Indian Express / by Manoj Dattatrye More

State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said all top Pune police officials connected to the Elgaar Parishad case will be questioned. “We will question all top Pune police officials in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case, to find the truth behind registering the case against activists…,” Deshmukh told The Indian Express when asked about the repeated criticism of Pune police by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
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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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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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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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