Elgaar Parishad probe: 3 arrested activists to be produced in Pune court today

Elgaar Parishad probe: 3 arrested activists to be produced in Pune court today

The Indian Express |
August 29, 2018

Elgaar Parishad probe: Pune police sources have claimed that Tuesday's arrests followed a probe into at least 200 communications between the five people arrested in June.

Three of the five activists arrested by Pune police on Tuesday in connection with its investigations into the alleged Maoist involvement in the organisation of Elgaar Parishad, will be produced in a court in Pune on Wednesday afternoon. Pune police have said that they will be submit the preliminary findings of their investigations into the ‘Maoist links’ before the court. Police claim that the speeches made at Elgaar Parishad, a day ahead of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Bhima Koregaon, were one of the triggers for the violence that was witnessed in and around Pune the next day.

Police had conducted simultaneous searches at the houses of activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha in Delhi, writer and activist P Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, civil rights lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj in Faridabad, activist Vernon Gonsalves in Mumbai, Arun Ferreira in Thane, Stan Swamy in Ranchi and Anand Teltumbde in Goa and searched their premises. By Tuesday evening, all except Teltumbde and Stan Swamy, had been arrested. Of these Rao, Gonzalves and Ferreira were brought to Pune and will be produced in the court, where the prosecution will argue for their police custodial remand.

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