NIA took over the Bhima Koregaon case on January 24 this 12 months.
The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a second supplementary charge sheet within the Bhima-Koregaon violence case against Father Stan Swamy, Prof. Anand Teltumbde, Prof. Hany Babu, Gautam Navlakha, and members of the cultural group Kabir Kala Manch — Jyoti Jagtap, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor.
Father Stan Swamy, 83, a Jesuit priest and activist working with tribal folks, was arrested on Thursday by the NIA Ranchi from his home and has been despatched to judicial custody until October 23. He shall be lodged in Taloja Central jail in Mumbai with the opposite co-accused.
There is not any official document of these named within the charge sheet. The particular public prosecutor advised The Hindu: “The NIA has filed the charge sheet against seven accused including Stan Swamy who was arrested yesterday.”
The first charge sheet was filed in November 2018 against Sudhir Dhawale, an activist, Surendra Gadling, a legal lawyer practising in Nagpur, Dr. Shoma Sen, a professor and Head of Department of English at Nagpur University, activists Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut.
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In February 2019, the central company filed their first supplementary chargesheet against poet Varavara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves. It is alleged that every one accused are lively members of a banned Maoist group.
The two charge sheets don’t have any point out of Hindutva leaders Milind Ekbote, government president of an outfit known as “Samastha Hindu Aghadi” and Sambhaji Bhide ‘Guruji’, who heads the Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan. Their names have been registered on the idea of a watch witness that they’d incited violence against the Dalit congregation.
The NIA took over the investigation from the Pune Police on January 24, 2020. All accused are booked for allegedly delivering inflammatory speeches on the Elgar Parishad conclave at Shaniwar Wada in Pune on December 31, 2017, which triggered violence at Bhima Koregaon battle memorial the following day.