The second half of 2019 was both a very trying but sobering experience for me. Jharkhand police was after me and I was after the police! The difference was the police acted illegally and I acted legally …
An enduring pain within me has been whereas I have been privileged to have so many contacts where I could go, be protected and take on the State govt in court and get legal protection, whereas so many innocent persons who have been unjustly imprisoned and are still languishing in jails. And when I think of Bhima-Koregaon case, in which also I’m implicated as a “suspected accused”, so many eminent intellectuals, lawyers, poets, human rights defenders are still behind bars. Read more
Front Line Defenders: Case transferred to NIA to compromise independent probe
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. Read more
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. Read more
Elgaar organisers to challenge case transfer to National Investigation Agency
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. Read more
‘RELEASE ACTIVISTS, NO NEED FOR NIA PROBE’
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. Read more
Transfer of case to NIA to ‘cover-up’ falsehoods of previous BJP govt: CPI
NEW DELHI: Condemning the transfer of the Bhima-Koregaon case from Pune police to NIA, the CPI on Monday alleged that the purpose of the move was to “cover up” the “falsehoods and wrongdoings” of the previous BJP government.
The case was being probed by the Pune police and the Centre’s decision to hand over the Koregaon-Bhima probe to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday came under severe criticism from both the Congress and the NCP. Read more
Anyone Opposing Modi, Shah is an Urban Naxal: Rahul on Bhima Case
In a surprising development on Friday, 24 January, the central government transferred the Bhima-Koregaon case to the national investigating agency (NIA).
The move drew sharp reactions from the Maharashtra government who accused the Centre of taking the decision without the consent of the state government, adding that the decision was “against the Constitution”. Read more
American Bar Association Welcomes Home Minister´s Announcement
Pune: Maharashtra minister Nitin Raut on Thursday called for an enquiry in the arrest of lawyers and activists in January 1, 2018, Koregaon-Bhima violence case. He also wondered how someone who worked for the upliftment of poor slum dwellers was dubbed as “Naxals”. Read more
Digvijaya: Govt. must appoint retired judge to probe `managed’ cases against activists
The Congress leader says ‘the previous govt. nearly framed me as an ‘urban Naxal’ in the Bhima-Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case, which only proves that it was a managed case where good activists are still behind bars’ Read more