Wilson, a Delhi-based activist, was arrested along with four others, on June 6 last year in connection with a case registered against the organisation of Elgaar Parishad, an evening event, in Pune on December 31, 2017.
Set up by the state government, the two-member commission is looking into the factors that led to the violence in Koregaon Bhima area on January 1, 2018. It has held several hearings and heard depositions from several witnesses, historians and others.
According to the police, speeches made at the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017 had led to violence near the Koregaon-Bhima war memorial in Pune district the next day. The police have claimed that the conclave was funded by Maoists.
On February 11, after Pune Police refused to issue a statement over not arresting Teltumbde before February 22, the court had directed it to release him against a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh in the event of his arrest till the final order.
Ganapathy’s addition takes the number of accused in this case to 23. Charges have now been framed against 15 of these, under provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the Indian Penal Code.
Teltumbde was arrested on February 3 after his anticipatory bail was rejected by a Pune court, but released hours later when a city sessions court termed his arrest ‘illegal’. He had then moved the High Court to seek pre-arrest bail.
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.