Patkar had visited Shivajinagar Court to meet Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case for her alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist, but was unable to meet her as none of the accused in this case was produced before the court.
Police claim that the event was organised by channelling funds from the CPI-Maoist and speeches and programmes at the conclave played a role in triggering violence at Koregaon Bhima the next day, January 1, 2018.
The case is that the speeches made at the Elgar Parishad conclave here on December 31, 2017, which was allegedly funded by Maoists, "aggravated" the violence near Koregaon Bhima war memorial in Pune district the next day.
The police had alleged that inflammatory speeches and provocative statements made by several activists during the Elgar Parishad conclave had contributed to the violence that broke out around Koregaon Bhima village the next day, January 1.
The bench has heard a bunch of petitions filed in the case by Teltumbde and his co-accused Navlakha, who was arrested in August by the Pune police for his alleged links to "Maoists" and an event, Elgar Parishad, held on December 31 last year.