NIA took over the Bhima Koregaon case on January 24 this 12 months.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed second supplementary charge sheet in the Bhima Koregaon violence case against Father Stan Swamy, Prof Anand Teltumbde, Prof Hany Babu, Gautam Navlakha members of cultural group Kabir Kala Manch – Jyoti Jagtap, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor.
Father Stan Swamy, 83, a jesuit priest and activist working with tribal people was arrested on Thursday by NIA Ranchi from his home and has been despatched to judicial custody until October 23. He will likely be in Taloja Central jail with the opposite co-accused.
There isn’t any official file to replicate names of those that seem in the charge sheet. Special public prosecutor advised The Hindu, “The NIA has filed the chargesheet against seven accused including Stan Swamy who 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, English at Nagpur University, activists Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut.
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In February 2019, the central company filed their first supplementary charge sheet against the poet Varavara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves. It is alleged that each one accused are energetic members of a banned Maoist group.
The two charge sheets haven’t any point out of Hindutva leaders Milind Ekbote – govt president of an outfit known as ‘Samastha Hindu Aghadi’ and Sambhaji Bhide ‘Guruji’ who heads the outift Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan. Their names had been registered on the premise of an eye fixed witness that they’d incited violence against the Dalit congregation.
NIA took over the investigation from Pune police on January 2020. All accused are booked for allegedly delivering inflammatory speeches at Elgar Parishad conclave at Shaniwar Wada in Pune on December 31, 2017, which triggered violence at Bhima Koregaon conflict memorial the subsequent day.