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Case handed over to NIA, Centre didn’t take our consent, alleges Maharashtra minister

Case handed over to NIA, Centre didn’t take our consent, alleges Maharashtra minister

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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh claimed that the transfer, done without consultation, is against the Constitution.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday alleged that the Centre had transferred the investigation of the Bhima Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency without the state government’s consent.
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CENTRAL AGENCY NIA TAKES OVER KOREGAON-BHIMA CASE, MAHARASHTRA FURIOUS

24/01/2020

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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said the case was transferred without the state’s permission, and called the move “unconstitutional”.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe into the 2018 Koregaon-Bhima violence today, a day after the Maharashtra government held a review meeting with senior Pune police officers to take a call on pursuing the matter.
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Sharad Pawar seeks SIT probe in Bhima Koregaon cases, writes to Uddhav

Sharad Pawar seeks SIT probe in Bhima Koregaon cases, writes to Uddhav

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar Friday wrote to the Maharashtra government seeking constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Bhima Koregaon cases. This comes a day after Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, also an NCP leader, said the government would decide whether to drop the cases or set up an SIT to probe them within a week.
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Deputy CM raises doubts in case against 10 activists, seeks proof in 15 days

Deputy CM raises doubts in case against 10 activists, seeks proof in 15 days


Pic: Spolidarity program in Delhi (2019)

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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.
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Maharashtra government holds meeting with Pune Police to review cases

Maharashtra government holds meeting with Pune Police to review cases

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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh met Pune Police officials on Thursday morning to review cases related to the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence, reported PTI. Maharashtra Director General Subodh Jaiswal and State Intelligence Commissioner Rashmi Shukla are also present at the meeting. However, details of the meeting at the state secretariat in Mumbai are not yet available.
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MHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT HOLDS MEETING TO REVIEW BHIMA KOREGAON CASE

23/01/2020

The Wire / by The Wire Staff

Several high profile figures in the new government have demanded that the action taken by the police should be reinvestigated.
Mumbai: Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and home minister Anil Deshmukh met senior police officials in Mumbai on Thursday to review the Koregaon Bhima violence case to decide if a reinvestigation is required into the action taken by the police.
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MAHARASHTRA REVIEWS BHIMA KOREGAON CASES IN WHICH ACTIVISTS WERE JAILED

23/01/2020

NDTV / by Purva Chitnis

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is reviewing the cases related to the 2018 Koregaon Bhima violence, for which 10 activists were jailed during the previous BJP-led rule in the state.
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MVA govt to form fresh SIT probe into Bhima Koregaon Violence?

MVA govt to form fresh SIT probe into Bhima Koregaon Violence?

The Free Press Journal / by Sanjay Jog

Mumbai: The Maha Vikas Aghadi government may form a special investigation team (SIT) to carry out a fresh probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence and allegedly inflammatory speeches delivered in the Elgar Parishad.
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MAHARASHTRA LIKELY TO SET UP SIT TO PROBE ‘URBAN NAXAL’ CASES

23/01/2020

The Hindu / by Sharad Vyas

Home Minister to review progress in Elgar Parishad cases on Thursday.
Based on a letter from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, the Maharashtra government will soon appoint a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to relook into cases against ‘urban naxals’ for an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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9 arrested accused seek verification of data with ‘hash values’ of the original

9 arrested accused seek verification of data with ‘hash values’ of the original

The Indian Express / by Espress News Service

The court had ordered a verification process to be conducted on Tuesday in presence of four persons, including cyber experts nominated by the defence.
The nine arrested accused in the Elgaar Parishad case on Tuesday submitted an application to the court seeking that copies of the “seized data” given to them by the prosecution should be verified with the help of ‘hash values’ of the data recovered at the time of the purported seizure, back in 2018.
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Verification of e-documents underway at special court

Verification of e-documents underway at special court

Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent

The judge of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) court, which is hearing the Elgar Parishad case, had called for an expert on behalf of the accused to verify the veracity of the electronic documents provided to the accused, on Tuesday.
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Defence submits list of four cyber ‘experts’ for verification of seized data

Defence submits list of four cyber ‘experts’ for verification of seized data

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The four experts include advocate Gaurav Jachak, IT expert Supratik Chakraborty and lawyers Surendra Gadling and Arun Ferriera, who were arrested in the case.
Following the direction of a special court in Pune, defence lawyers Monday submitted a list of four cyber “experts” for verification of the copies of the seized data handed over by prosecution to the people arrested in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case.
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ELGAR ACCUSED NOMINATE IIT PROFESSOR TO VERIFY DOCUMENTS HANDED OVER BY PUNE POLICE

14/01/2020

The Hindustan Times / by Shalaka Shinde

The verification process will take place in the video conferencing room of the court on January 21.
The nine activists arrested in the Elgar Parishad case have nominated computer scientist Supratik Chakraborty, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, to verify seized electronic documents handed over to them by the Pune police.
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Home Minister Seeks Status Report in Bhima Koregaon Case

Home Minister Seeks Status Report in Bhima Koregaon Case

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Nine rights activists have been in jail since June 2018. Several NCP leaders including the party chief Sharad Pawar had sought a fresh probe in the case.
Mumbai: A month after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar claimed that the Pune police had wrongly targeted activists and arrested them under false charges for being “Urban Naxals”, Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh has sought a detailed report on the Bhima Koregaon case investigation.
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Maharashtra home minister seeks report on case against activists

Maharashtra home minister seeks report on case against activists

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Anil Deshmukh criticised the BJP for labelling its critics and dissidents ‘urban Naxals’, and said it was unacceptable.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said he had asked for a detailed report on the Bhima Koregaon case, including its current status, PTI reported.
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MAHARASHTRA HOME MINISTER SEEKS PROBE REPORT ON BHIMA KOREGAON CASE

08/01/2020

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In a swipe at the erstwhile BJP government, the newly-appointed home minister said that labelling people “urban naxals” for holding a different view is a wrong practice.
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