Chandan Haygunde

Articles By Chandan Haygunde

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.

The history behind the ban on SIMI, and why the tribunal is reviewing it

SIMI, an Islamic fundamentalist organisation, which seeks ‘liberation of India’ through conversion of the country into an Islamic land, was founded in Aligarh in April 1977 as the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. It later spread its network in various states, including Maharashtra.

Tribunal to adjudicate ban on SIMI conducts hearing: First public witness opposes ban, says knowledge based on news reports, books

Inamdar told Justice Gupta that during the hearings in Pune earlier this month, police “submitted incomplete information” before the tribunal about two terror cases in the city - the German Bakery Blast of February 13, 2010, and the Faraskhana bomb blast on July 16, 2014.

Muslim outfit opposes SIMI ban, raises questions about investigations into Pune terror attacks

Anjum Inamdar, president of MMM, on Friday approached the tribunal constituted by the central government to ascertain whether there was sufficient cause to extend the ban on SIMI.

Terror acts continued after 2014, ban on SIMI must: Cops tell tribunal

ATS Superintendent Ravindrasinh Pardeshi, who supervises terrorism cases in Pune and 10 other districts in the state, has filed an affidavit before the tribunal justifying the ban on SIMI.

Dalit teen murdered in 2014: ‘No candidate approached us to talk about Nitin’

Five years after her son’s murder, Rekha Aagey has a question, “Nitin was murdered in broad daylight. Still, all those arrested by the police for his murder were released by the court. Then who killed Nitin?”

Pune: Man claims assault by police; probe ordered

The man, Mayur Khole, a resident of Patil Estate slum in Shivajinagar, says that he belongs to the Hindu Matang community, and heads an ‘Ayodhya Group’ of over 100 local youths. His father Suresh has been associated with Patit Pavan Sanghatna, a Hindutva group, for many years.

Employer ‘forcing labourer to eat excreta’, is this not Hindu terrorism: activists ask PM

The alleged incident took place in Jambhe village of Mulshi taluka on March 13.