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More holes emerge in Pune Police’s rationale for arresting activists

More holes emerge in Pune Police’s rationale for arresting activists

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Firstpost / by MN Parth

  • On 20 April, 2018, the Pune Police sent the hard drives and memory cards it confiscated from Wilson’s home to the forensic lab with a detailed questionnaire.
  • When the forensic report of Wilson’s devices arrived on 5 November, it did not explicitly say the evidence had been tampered with. It did not even say it was not tampered with.
  • Since the Bhima Koregaon riots took place, observers have repeatedly questioned the veracity and intent of the investigation.

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Thackeray to form a panel to probe police action against activists?

Thackeray to form a panel to probe police action against activists?

The Free Press Journal / by Sanjay Jog

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray may form a panel to probe the arrests of activists in connection with Elgar Parishad action by the Pune police. Activists Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Varavara Rao and Sudhir Dhavle, who were arrested, were accused of having Maoist links. Thackeray has sought details regarding the ongoing court cases from the home department.
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Amid Demands For Fresh Probe, A Hard Look at the Case’s Discrepancies

Amid Demands For Fresh Probe, A Hard Look at the Case’s Discrepancies

Pic: Banners for solidarity program in Mumbai

The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha

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.
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The widening fissure in India’s rule of law

The widening fissure in India’s rule of law

The Hindu / by Gautam Bhatia

Last month, the news website Scroll revealed that more than 10,000 people in the Khunti district of Jharkhand had been chargesheeted by the police for sedition. These people are overwhelmingly Adivasis. Then, in early December, a judicial probe completed a seven-year long investigation, finding that a so-called encounter of “Maoists” in Chhattisgarh by security forces, in 2012, had been a “fake encounter” all along. The people killed had not been Maoists, but innocent villagers.
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Teltumbde: What happened to me can happen to anyone

Teltumbde: What happened to me can happen to anyone

Denton Daily / by Denton Staff Contributor

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.
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Did the Pune Police tamper evidence against Bhima Koregaon accused?

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.
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