Chandan Haygunde

Articles By Chandan Haygunde

Protests in Pune demand lifting of communication blockade in J &K

Holding banners like “Pune Stands With Kashmir,” “Kashmir Can’t Be Abused In The Name Of Development,” “Serving Peace At Gun Point,” “We Want Real Democracy” and shouting slogans of “Azadi,” the group appealed to residents to support their cause.

Pune: 2 offences lodged against American woman for ‘attacking Muslim women’

Police said on Sunday, a foreigner allegedly asked a 27-year-old woman whether she was a Muslim. When the woman replied in the affirmative, she abused and thrashed her.

Elgaar Parishad case: Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission plans to examine Dhawale and Gadling in Yerwada jail

Dhawale and Gadling had earlier filed affidavits before the Commission of Inquiry, which is looking into the sequence of events that led to the violence in Koregaon Bhima on January 1 last year, in which one person died and several others were injured.

Faraskhana bomb blast case: Former IGP Mushrif’s allegations baseless, says investigating officer

Bhanupratap Barge, who retired on July 31, was among the police officers who submitted affidavits before the tribunal constituted by the government to adjudicate ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), a terror outfit first banned in 2001.

Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry: Lawyers argue over youth who ran with blue flag into mob carrying saffron flags

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.

Pune: ‘Top Maoist leader’ Muralidharan released from prison on bail

Muralidharan was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), along with his alleged courier Ismail Hamza (29), from Talegaon Dabhade area in Pune rural on May 8, 2015, for their “links with the banned CPI-Maoist”.

Koregaon Bhima violence: Gram panchayat office was open on Jan 1, 2018, says clerk who typed ‘bandh’ letter

Gavhane had typed the letter of the Koregaon Bhima gram panchayat which mentioned a local bandh on January 1, 2018. The letter was also submitted to the Shikrapur police station on December 31, 2017.

Pune: Govt auctions disputed land in Katraj for Rs 21.25 lakh

Documents accessed by The Indian Express reveal a curious story behind Shinde’s complaint. The land originally belonged to Ajmersingh Lakshmansingh Ramgadiya, and a few others.

Maoists want to form urban militia, says surrendered Naxal leader Pahadsingh

According to the Maharashtra Police record, the youth, identified by Pahadsingh as “Vishwa” is Santosh Vasant Shelar, a resident of Kasewadi slum in Bhavani Peth area of Pune.

Damini Squad — keeping streets safe for women for over 4 years in Pune

Clad in ‘commando uniforms’ and comprising 33 women cops, named as ‘Damini Marshals’, the squad has turned out to be an effective force in helping girls and women in distress on streets and other public places.

Missing since 2010, Pune youth a ‘Maoist commander’ in Chhattisgarh

Shelar was a resident of Kasewadi slum in Bhawani Peth area of Pune, before he went missing in November 2010, according to a ‘missing person report’ lodged by his family in January 2011 with the Khadak police station.

DRT orders Nirav Modi, his firms and companies to repay debts of Rs 7,300 cr to PNB

Modi is currently lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London in United Kingdon since his arrest on March 19 this year by the Scotland Yard police in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case.

Pune: ‘Lord Vitthal is Buddha’, says group of Buddhists marching from Jaystambh

According to Dnyanjyoti, the Battle of Bhima Koregaon was a battle for equality against the “Brahmanical forces” and the Ashadhi or wari procession was “part of the Buddhist culture”.

2012 murder at yerawada jail: Doubts over ‘extrajudicial confession, circumstantial evidence’ behind verdict

The court raised doubts about the “story of the prosecution” that the accused made an extrajudicial confession to jail officer Chandrakiran Tayade.

2012 murder at yerawada jail: 2 gangsters held for ‘IM member’ murder acquitted

Police said the two accused, Sharad Hiraman Mohol (27) and his aide Alok Shivaji Bhalerao (22), were then lodged in the same cell — The Anda Cell of the prison — where Qateel was lodged.

Koregaon Bhima case: Member of ‘fact-finding group’ blames Hindutva leaders, says ‘organising Elgaar Parishad was wrong’

The commission, constituted by the state government to probe into the causes of January 1, 2018, Koregaon Bhima violence, heard the case in Mumbai on June 19 and 20.

On arrested lawyer’s laptop, CBI finds ‘Dabholkar folder, letter with observations about judge in Nallasopara explosives case’

A lawyer, Sanjiv Punalekar, has been accused of advising Sharad Kalaskar, one of the two alleged shooters of Dabholkar, on how to dismantle the firearm used in the murder. Kalaskar is also an accused in the 2017 murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

German Bakery blast case, nine years on

As many as 17 people were killed and 56 were injured in a bomb blast at the German Bakery in Koregaon Park area of Pune on February 13, 2010. Yasin Bhatkal alias Mohammed Ahmad Mohammed Jarar Siddibappa alias Shivananad is a prime accused in the terror case.

‘Maoist’ documents on SPPU website: Uploaded for academic & educational purposes, says project coordinator

Professor Patel, who is now a national fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Shimla, told The Indian Express in an emailed response, “Documents on the website, under the project titled ‘Archives and Document Programme’, had been uploaded for academic and educational purposes.”

Dabholkar murder: CBI arrests lawyer, bomb blast convict linked to Sanatan Sanstha

Punalekar, an office bearer of the Hindu Vididnya Parishad, a lawyer's body, was active in providing legal support to Sanatan Sanstha activists and other Hindutva activists accused in different cases.