Lawyer Surendra Gadling was arrested on June 6 by the Pune City Police with four alleged urban Maoists — Rona Wilson from Delhi, Sudhir Dhawale from Mumbai, Nagpur University professor Shoma Sen and former PMRD fellow Mahesh Raut from Nagpur.
Prakash Ambedkar was one of the key speakers at the one-day conference held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon on January 1.
On June 8, the state CID had released a video and photographs of four suspects allegedly involved in Phatangade’s murder. The video and photographs later went viral on social media.
Last week, the police had arrested advocate Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut and professor Shoma Sen from Nagpur, Sudhir Dhawale from Mumbai and Rona Wilson from Delhi claiming that they are suspected members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoists).
Days after the Pune police arrested five persons with alleged Maoist links for the Bhima Koregaon violence, Udit Raj said he wondered if Naxals are capable of mobilising lakhs of Dalits.
Surendra Gadling, one of the five accused arrested by Pune City Police over alleged Maoist links, was on Friday admitted to the Sassoon General Hosital after he complained of high blood pressure.
The Congress also said that terrorism, Naxalism and extremism were unacceptable as no one knew it better then the Congress, which sacrificed Mahatama Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, besides Beant Singh, V C Shukla and Nand Kumar Patel among others.
On January 2, the 200th anniversary of Bhima-Koregaon battle took a violent turn when Phatangade died in clashes during an event to mark the day. Several others were also injured, including 10 policemen.
The Congress party on Friday said it Modi’s old tactics to plant stories like this.
Seeking police custody of the five arrested persons who have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, district government pleader Ujjwala Pawar told a Pune court about information gathered from the material seized from those picked up.
At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the document “exposed” the Congress like never before and stripped it of “every cloth of modesty”.
Ramdas Athawale said police should investigate the role of Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide for allegedly instigating the violence against Dalits on January 1.
Police on Wednesday arrested five people — “urban Maoist operatives”— who allegedly participated in or were behind a meeting where the speeches made were alleged incitement to violence.
The current scenario shows the impunity the far-right presently enjoys in India, something that the far-left never will.
Police said the Elgaar Parishad, held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, allegedly led to violence in Koregaon Bhima on January 1 over the celebration of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.