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Elgaar Parishad speeches led to Jan 1 violence: Pune city police tells commission
Sun, Nov 04, 2018

This is the first time that a government agency, in its affidavit before the commission, has directly pinned the blame for the violence on Elgaar Parishad.

Koregaon Bhima violence: Sudden clash between groups led to violence, says Suvez Haque
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

Haque, now posted with the CBI, was the superintendent of Pune Rural Police when the violence had broken out. It was his team that had arrested Ekbote on charges of hatching a conspiracy to trigger violence.

Pune: Army unit asks commission to look into grievances of custodian of war memorial
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

This is the first submission from any entity of the Indian Army to the judicial commission, which is probing the circumstances and sequence of events leading up to the violence witnessed on January 1 this year, on the 200th anniversary of the battle.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Not in a position to blame any particular organisation for January 1 violence, says Sharad Pawar
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Pawar is the first prominent political leader to submit an affidavit before the two-man inquiry commission, which is looking into the reasons and sequence of events leading up to the violence.

Elgaar Parishad Case: Top Maoist leaders concerned about evidence seized from activists, claims Pune police
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Police claims that the speeches made at Elgaar Parishad had a role to play in instigating violence witnessed in and around Pune when lakhs of people had gathered to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.

Pune: Bhim Army members detained for trying to stop ‘Ravan Dahan’ in Pune, released later
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

The outfit has been opposing the tradition of burning the effigy of Ravan on Dussehra, claiming Ravan was a symbol of humanitarian culture and an idol for various ‘Adivasi Bahujan’ (tribal and backward) communities.

Elgaar Parishad case: Money routed through ‘hawala’ used for Maoist activities, Pune police tell court
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

The activists arrested in connection with the Elgaar Parishad case were in touch with Central Committee members of the banned CPI-Maoist, Pune City Police told a special court in Pune on Friday.

Bhim Army objects to burning Ravan’s effigy, demands violators be booked under SC/ST Act
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Bhim Army objects to burning of Ravan: The outfit has said if this does not happen, the members will come out on the streets to oppose Ravan Dahan and the police administration would be responsible for any law and order situation.

No record of Govind Gopal Gaikwad’s samadhi in Gram Panchayat, says Vadhu Budruk sarpanch
Sun, Oct 07, 2018

The Vadhu Budruk incident is seen as one of the triggers that sparked off violence in Koregaon Bhima area on January 1, 2018, in which one person was killed and hundreds injured.

Jaystambh should be in possession of Indian Army, researcher tells Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Patil had filed an affidavit, along with a few hundred pages as ‘evidence’, regarding the history of the Battle of Koregaon Bhima in 1818, before the Commission headed by former Calcutta High Court

‘In Koregaon Battle of January 1, 1818, neither Peshwas nor British won’
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

No Mahar regiment took part in battle, says researcher Chandrakant Patil

How year-long probe led to busting of nationwide sex racket, multiple MCOCA arrests
Mon, Oct 01, 2018

As many as 14 persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the racket and police have identified 10 more suspects, including agents who have links with international racketeers.

Dispute over samadhi at Vadhu Budruk: ‘Descendant’ wants construction at samadhi, cops tell him ‘seek govt nod’
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Rajendra Gaikwad said he wanted to undertake construction work around the samadhi, claiming it was located on private land belonging to his family. But police urged him to wait for government orders.

From document Pune police gave to court: ‘Anti-fascist front seeks to tap militant Dalit & Muslim forces’
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

That document titled, “A proposal for initiating All India Anti Fascist Front,” talks about mobilising “militant sections” of people, for which the front needs to come up at all levels, within villages, small towns and cities.

Elgaar Parishad probe: Those held part of anti-fascist plot to overthrow govt, Pune police tells court
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

The police did not say anything about their role in organising the December 31 Elgaar Parishad, a “cultural” event in Pune, that is supposed to have contributed to the violence witnessed in areas in and around the city on the 200th anniversary of Battle of Koregaon the next day.

Five years, 7 names in Dabholkar murder case: Arms dealers, Sanatan activists, blast accused in changing list of prime suspects
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

The five year-long investigation into Dabholkar murder has produced interesting twists and turns. Here are the important characters in the story so far.

Had opposed Vajpayee tribute: Jailed AIMIM corporator posed threat to public order, say police
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Mateen was arrested on August 18 and was kept in custody till August 21, while five BJP corporators were arrested and later released on bail.

Sanatan Prabhat notice to seekers: Chant and pray if you fear arrest
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

The notice asks seekers to chant “Kuldevta” or “Bhagvan Shri Krishna” or both. The notice further claims that even after such unjust actions (of arrests of Hindutva activists), the truth will win in the end.

Dabholkar murder case: In five years, four arrested, but contradiction haunts investigation
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

The arrests were on the basis of a ballistic report of firearms seized from the duo when they were arrested by Mumbra police in an extortion case on August 20, 2013, the day Dabholkar was murdered.

Dabholkar murder case: Falsely implicated, says Andure’s family
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Speaking to mediapersons in Aurangabad, Andure’s wife Sheetal alleged that the CBI had arrested him “under pressure of the August 20 deadline”, referring to Dabholkar’s death anniversary.