On Saturday night, her family members had informed the police station that she had gone missing. Her body was found floating in a well on Sunday morning.
Following complaint filed by Dalit activist, offence of was lodged against Ekbote on charges of attempt to murder, atrocity against Dalits and conspiracy of January 1 violence. Ekbote was arrested in this case on March 14, but was later granted bail by the court.
The conference was held in Shaniwar Wada on December 31 last year to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.
“It’s politics of revenge. RSS was behind the ‘Maratha Morchas’… It was to divide communities on caste lines in Maharashtra such as Marathas versus OBCs, Dalits versus Adivasis,” said Prakash Ambedkar.
Pune City Police conducted searches at the residences of Sudhir Dhawale, Harshali Potdar, both members of Republican Panthers (RP) Jatiantachi Chalwal in Mumbai, Sagar Gorkhe, Deepak Dhengle, Ramesh Gaichor and his wife Jyoti Jagtap.
A team of Pune police led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Pravin Munde and investigating officer Shivaji Pawar did the searches at Wilson’s residence in Delhi while Pune Assistant Commissioner of Police Ganesh Gawade and Nagpur DCP Suresh Bawche searched Gadling’s residence at Nagpur.
The elected members of the state legislature and MPs will reach out to Dalits and tribals to counter the anti-BJP sentiments post the Bhima Koregaon violence and the Supreme Court verdict on the Atrocities Act.
The letter was received by Ekbote’s family at his residence in Shivajinagar on March 26. It was handwritten on a paper that also carried a news report on the Koregaon Bhima violence.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had on Wednesday said in the state assembly that police have no proof of Bhide’s involvement, adding that the probe in the case has not ceased.
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar had earlier planned the ‘Elgar Morcha’ for Monday, to demand the arrest of Bhide, one of the prime accused in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case
Milind Ekbote has been accused of instigating violent clashes that had broken out between Dalit and Maratha groups on January 1
After special judge Prahlad Bhagure extended Ekbote’s police custody by two days, Sanjay Haridas Waghmare (40), a Dalit associated with an outfit called Ganimi Kava Yuva Seva Sangh, threw black colour at Ekbote, some of which landed on him
Prakash Ambedkar demanded that the judicial commission, set up under retired Justice Jai Narayan Patel, to probe the Bhima-Koregaon violence be disbanded and a sitting judge be appointed to investigate the incident.
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