The incident took place at a Hanuman temple in Zendewadi, where Ekbote had gone to attend a religious functions on Tuesday. As per the complaint filed by Ekbote, while he was delivering a sermon at the temple, Modak intervened suddenly and verbally abused him.
Accused Milind Ekbote was booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act following a complaint lodged by Anita Savale, a Dalit woman. Another Hindutva leader, Sambhaji Bhide, was a co-accused in the FIR.
While opposing the anticipatory bail application filed by Ekbote, the officer, More, who is in the Pune rural police, had filed an affidavit before the courts saying prima facie, Ekbote was found involved in the conspiracy of January 1 violence.