"Considering the magnitude of the case, we feel a thorough investigation is required," a division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre said. The case is not without basis and absence of material," it added.
Gautam Navlakha was among the several prominent activists charged by Pune Police in this case, and accused of having links with the banned Naxal group CPI-Maoist, which, the police claimed, had organised a public meeting, named Elgaar Parishad, in Pune on December 31, 2017.
Hailing from Murbad in Thane district, Chandane deposed before the commission, which is conducting an inquiry into the violence that occurred in Koregaon Bhima area in Pune district on January 1, 2018, in which one person was killed and several others were left injured.
The Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry, headed by retired Justice J N Patel, was formed by the state government for probing into the violence in the area on January 1, 2018, in which one person had died and several others were left injured.
The village, which is believed to be the place where the last rites of Sambhaji Maharaj were conducted after he was killed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, is at the centre of a dispute that partially triggered the violence in Koregaon Bhima in January 2018.
Daily life came to a halt after a state-wide bandh was called by Dalit groups on Wednesday in protest against the violent clashes between the Dalit and Maratha community, which broke out during the Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary on January 1.
Violence between the Dalit and Maratha communities was reported on Monday, after lakhs of Dalits gathered in the city to attend an event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.
As the Pune Sessions Court rejects the bail plea of Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, and Sudha Bhardwaj in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, a look at the activists who were placed under house arrest for alleged links to Maoists.